March 30, 2006

Softball gains split with Worcester State

Worcester, MA (taken from a WSC press release) - The Worcester State College softball team split a pair of games with the visiting Judges of Brandeis University Thursday afternoon at Rockwood Field in Worcester. Brandeis took the first game in convincing fashion running away from the Lancers by the final score of 11-1. Worcester State took the second game by the final of 6-3. Worcester State finishes the day at 4-6 with their MASCAC opener approaching this weekend against Bridgewater State, while Brandeis is now 8-10.

In game one, the Judges scored four runs in the first and third innings and added three more in the fourth to close out the Lancers in 5 innings. Seniors Mari Levine (Hopkinton, MA) and Brianne Smith (Tewksbury, MA) led the way for the Judges offensively as Levine went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Smith was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs batted in. Danielle Mayer (Larkspur, CA) and Elissa Glucksman (Stamford, CT) each added 2 RBI. Kaitlin Streilein (Point Pleasant, NJ) got the win for Brandeis tossing a 2-hitter and striking out 5. Senior Sarah Green (Hopkinton, MA) took the loss for the Lancers.

In game two, Worcester State got to work early scoring two runs in the first inning and adding a single run in the bottom of the third. Brandeis got on the board in the top of the fourth scoring a run to make the score 3-1 but senior Jess Lisi (Southbridge, MA) gave the Lancers all the runs that they would need as she hammered a three run home run over the left centerfield fence to give Worcester State a 6-1 advantage. Freshman Veronica Clark (Worcester, MA) and junior Sara Chamberlain (Hudson, MA) each had two hits in the game. Freshman Jessalyn Hyland (Swansea, MA) earned her first collegiate win going the distance.