Softball Swept in DH by Rutgers-Camden: 16-0, 10-0

Softball Swept in DH by Rutgers-Camden: 16-0, 10-0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Southern Vermont College softball team dropped a pair Monday to the University of Rutgers- Camden at the Snowbird Softball Invitational. SVC lost 16-0 and 10-0, both in five innings.

Scarlet Raptor senior Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, N.J.) came within one out of the second no-hitter of the season for the Rutgers University-Camden softball team and freshman Sam Shockey (Deptford, N.J.) combined with senior Brittany Sullivan (West Deptford, N.J.) on a four-hit shutout in the nightcap.

Rutgers-Camden, which is 3-0 at the Snowbird Invitational, improves to 6-3 overall. Southern Vermont falls to 1-2 after opening its Snowbird schedule with a win Sunday.

 

 GAME 1

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Rutgers-Camden     

  12  13 

SVC

  0 1 0

Game 1- Rutgers-Camden 16, SVC 0

Johnson hurled a no-hitter for 4-2/3 innings in the game that stopped after five innings by the eight-run rule. She finally allowed an infield single to freshman right fielder Katie Raymond (Bristol, Conn.) with two outs in the fifth, just missing joining Shockey in the no-hit club for the Raptors this season. Shockey no-hit York (NY) College on March 2.

Johnson struck out 10 and didn't walk a batter in raising her record to 4-1. She lost her bid for a perfect game in the fourth inning on a two-out error.

Offensively, the Scarlet Raptors rolled up 17 hits and scored seven runs in the first inning and five more in the second. Designated player Shockey, freshman third baseman Katie Larson (Delran, N.J.) and senior first baseman Kaitlyn Gaskill (Pennsville, N.J.) each collected three hits, while senior centerfielder Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, N.J.)added two hits. Two of Larson's hits were doubles.

Mountaineer sophomore pitcher Emily Fleming (Gansevoort, N.Y.) went five innings, striking out two Scarlet Raptor batters.

Shockey and Larson scored three runs apiece and Shockey had three RBIs. Gaskill, Leafey and freshman right fielder Lexy Fair (Deptford, N.J.) had two RBIs apiece.

Senior shortstop Courtney Ray (Gloucester City, N.J.) added a solo home run.

Senior catcher Gabby Colon (Buena, N.J.) and senior third baseman Danielle Meng (Pennsauken, N.J.) both went 1-for-1 with one run scored, while junior leftfielder Mackenzie Walker (Ewing, N.J.) contributed an RBI single.

 
 GAME 2

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SVC    

0 0 0     0 4

Rutgers-Camden   

3 4 3     10 10  0

Game 2- Rutgers-Camden 10, SVC 0

The Scarlet Raptors kept on hitting in the nightcap with 13 hits, including a 3-for-4 game with three runs scored by freshman second baseman Cait Eltzholtz (Bellmawr, N.J.). Freshman centerfielder Lindsay Day (Mays Landing, N.J.), meanwhile, went 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs, ending the game in the bottom of the fifth on the eight-run rule by clubbing a three-run home run. It was her second homer of the season, tying Larson for the team lead.

Colon and Walker both went 2-for-3, with Colon collecting one RBI and Walker scoring twice.

Shockey helped her own cause, going 1-for-3, including a two-run double in the second inning, and had two runs scored and three RBIs. On the mound, she worked four innings of four-hit shutout ball to raise her record to 2-2. She walked one and struck out five.

Sullivan finished the game with a perfect fifth inning, collecting one strikeout.

Southern Vermont sophomore pitcher Hayley McDonald (Latham, N.Y.) threw five innings in the circle, striking out five while walking one. Sophomore captain and catcher Meagan Fleming (Gansevoort, N.Y.) was 2-2 in the game while freshman captain Rachel Robtoy (Baltic, Conn.) and freshman shortstop Julianna Burnley (Scotia, N.Y.) were each 1-2.


For the day, Shockey, Eltzholtz and Gaskill each had four hits, with Shockey scoring five runs and driving in six. Colon, Larson and Walker had three hits apiece.

 

Southern Vermont goes back at it with a pair of games that will not count against the regular season record Tuesday when they face off against Massasoit Community College (9 a.m.) and Mohawk Valley Community College (11 a.m.). The Mountaineers continue NCAA action Wednesday with a doubleheader against Division II Clarion University.

The Scarlet Raptors play a pair of community college teams Tuesday in games that don't count on the season record. They face Herkimer County Community College at 9 a.m. and Mercer County Community College at 11 a.m. Rutgers-Camden returns to varsity action at the Snowbird Invitational Wednesday with a 9 a.m. doubleheader against the University of Minnesota-Morris.