Softball Falls 7-0 in Each Game of NECC Doubleheader at Bay Path

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LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Southern Vermont College was downed 7-0 in both games of a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) softball twin bill against Bay Path University at Varsity Field on Friday.

SVC (1-23, 1-9 NECC) is back in action on Saturday with its Senior Day and a 1 p.m. home doubleheader versus Wheelock College.

GAME 1: Bay Path 7 – Southern Vermont 0
BPU put up four runs in the bottom of the second and padded its 5-0 lead with a pair in the fifth. The Wildcats held Southern Vermont to just two hits in the day's opener while taking game one.

SVC freshman infielder Mackenzie Rumrill (Randolph, Vt.) went 1-2 with a walk while senior catcher Nicole Matthews (Pittstown, N.Y.) was 1-3 from the batter's box.

Mountaineer senior righty Shea Wilson (Mesa, Ariz.) tossed the first three innings from the circle—striking out one in the loss (0-13).

A lead-off triple in the bottom of the second would score the day's opening run and prove to be all that the Wildcats needed for the win. A two-run double in the second padded the lead, and Bay Path would go on to add four more the rest of the way for some more insurance.

GAME 2: Bay Path 7 – Southern Vermont 0
The hosts chalked up three runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. The Wildcats scored in three of their next five trips to the plate and kept SVC off the board for the sweep.

Matthews went 2-3 in the backend of the twin bill while both Wilson and junior right fielder Carissa Bottisti (Amsterdam, N.Y.) had a 1-3 showing at the dish.

SVC sophomore right-hander Erin Girard (Savoy, Mass.) was touched with the loss (1-8) after starting the game from the circle.

A two-run base hit helped Bay Path notch three runs in the home half of the first inning, and the Wildcats then worked a walk with the bases loaded in the second. After Southern Vermont stranded a pair in scoring position in the top of the sixth, BPU added another two runs to cap the day's scoring.