MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — In its second day at the FastPitch Dreams/Snowbird Softball Spring Classic on Tuesday, Southern Vermont College fell 25-0 to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and 17-0 to Rutgers University-Camden with both games ending after five innings.
Stout put up 11 runs in the top of the first and never looked back while padding its lead in each inning until the final tally. Camden then kept the Mountaineers off the base paths in their second matchup of the day as the Raptor starting pitcher tossed a perfect game with her team giving her nine runs of support in the bottom of the first.
Southern Vermont (0-3) continues its stay in the Palmetto State with a lone game on Wednesday, taking on Sarah Lawrence College at 11:30 a.m.
GAME 1: Wisconsin-Stout 25 – Southern Vermont 0 (5 inn.)
The Blue Devils grabbed a commanding lead in the first box of the day's opener with 11 fast runs. Stout added another three in the second and two more in the third to put the game out of reach. The Blue Devils were able to keep Southern Vermont from cutting into its deficit while adding another nine runs in the final two frames to end the contest early.
Mountaineer sophomore Nicole Matthews (Pittstown, N.Y.) registered a 1-2 showing at the plate, making her hit go for extra bases as she tripled to lead-off the bottom of the second. SVC freshman Molly Madore (Higganum, Conn.) also tallied her first collegiate hit with a 1-2 performance offensively as she used her speed to leg-out a bunt single in the fifth.
Matthews suffered the loss in her first start from the circle (0-1), and Southern Vermont freshman Taylor Blake (West Charleston, Vt.) came on in relief, striking out three Blue Devil batters.
GAME 2: Rutgers-Camden 17 – Southern Vermont 0 (5 inn.)
The Raptors also started off hot in Southern Vermont's day-cap as they put up a crooked nine-spot in the bottom of the first. Camden added two more in the second and six in the fourth while preventing SVC from reaching base safely for the five-inning win.
Matthews took the loss from the rubber (0-2) while striking out three Raptor batters in the outing.