HENNIKER, N.H. – Southern Vermont College softball lost to host New England College Tuesday afternoon in Henniker, NH. The Pilgrims extended their win streak to four games sweeping while the Mountaineers have now dropped six straight.
The win improve the Pilgrims to 10-8 overall, while the losses drops the Mountaineers to 3-17 on the season.
In the fifth inning the game was tied at three but a NEC six run inning gave the Pilgrims an 11-3 victory.
The two teams would exchange runs in the opening inning before the Pilgrims would grab the 2-1 lead in the home half of the second inning as Stephanie Freitag (Lakeville, Mass.) would reach on an error and come around to score on a Jordyn Page (Niantic, Conn.) sacrifice.
The Mountaineers would tie the game at 2-2 in the third as Alyssa Davis (Lyndonville, Vt.) would hit a solo homerun. Southern Vermont would then take the 3-2 lead in the fifth before the Pilgrims would respond with six runs in the fifth and three in the sixth shorting the game and giving NEC the 11-3 victory.
Southern Vermont was led by NECC and ECAC player of the week Alyssa Davis who finished with two hits and two runs scored. Emily Fleming (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) singled twice for the Mountaineers.
Leading the way for NEC was Gabrielle Timms (Clark Summit, Pa.) who was 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and LiAnn Linck (New Fairfield, Conn.) who singled twice and scored two runs for the Pilgrims. Picking up the win on the mound was Timms who allowed two earned runs on seven hits.
In game two the Pilgrims would pound out 11 hits en route to the 11-2 victory.
Leading the way at the plate for NEC was Alyssa Hoot (Waterville, Ohio) who was 2-for-3 with a homerun, three runs scored and two runs batted in. NEC's Freitag picked up a single and a triple, while Emily Hasse (Raymond, N.H.) singled twice for the Pilgrims.
Picking up her first collegiate victory on the mound was Olivia Stanley (Walpole, N.H.) who allowed just two runs on six hits and struck out five.
Davis led the Mountaineers again in game two as she went 2-for-3 at the plate, including a solo homerun and drove in both Southern Vermont runs.
Southern Vermont is back in action tomorrow against SUNY Cobleskill for a non-conference double header.