Game One Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 9, Emerson 0 (5 innings)
Game Two Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 12, Emerson 8
Game One Pitching Decision: W - Danielle Cimino (7-3) ; L - Kodie Cash (2-7)
Game Two Pitching Decision: W - Danielle Cimino (8-3) ; L - Marisa DeFranco (0-1)
Records: Emerson Lions (5-18, 1-7 NEWMAC) ; Wheaton Lyons (14-10, 9-1 NEWMAC)
Location: Norton, Mass. (Clark Field)
Date: April 11, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson softball team was bested on both ends of its NEWMAC doubleheader against the Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons on Tuesday afternoon. Emerson was topped, 9-0, in the first game of the day. Sophomore Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) knocked in a pair of home runs in the second game, but they were not enough as the Lions fell, 12-8.
Game One: Wheaton 9, Emerson 0 (5 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- A nine-run third frame was all Wheaton needed to silence the Emerson bats.
- Rebecca Seifert's walk to start off the inning gave Jessica Cochrane the chance to slam an RBI double into the left center gap for the first run of the inning.
- Wheaton kept their momentum going as Emily Schlapak took a trip around the bases after she took Cash deep and lifted the Lyons ahead by 3-0.
- The Lyons filled up the bases and saw their fourth run cross as Chloe Woodward singled up the middle.
- Wheaton did more bases loaded damage thanks to Mary DeMoura's two RBI double rocketing down the left field line that was followed up by Seifert's two-run single.
- The third inning wrapped up with Cochrane sending an RBI single up the middle to plate the ninth and final Lyons run.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Junior Jillian Gearin (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) went 2-for-2 at the plate for Emerson with a pair of singles.
- Cash took the loss and pitched 2.2 innings where she gave up seven runs on six hits with four walks and fanned two batters.
- Freshmen Erin Nolan (Hunterdon, N.J.) and Marisa DeFranco () tossed 1.1 innings and gave up two runs on four hits.
- DeMoura, Cochrane, Seifert and Schlapak each notched a pair of hits and RBIs and Seifert plated a pair of runs.
- Cimino three-hit Emerson in the win through five innings and struck out six batters.
Game Two: Wheaton 12, Emerson 8
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In Wheaton's half of the first frame, the Lyons gained the 3-0 lead behind Schlapak's three-run homer into right center.
- Wheaton crossed a trio of runs within the second inning that started off with DeMoura plating on a miscue before Alexis Havrilla punched in the final two runs on a single to center.
- Emerson answered with four runs of their own in the third thanks to three consecutive RBI singles from junior Molly Goldstein (Ridgefield, Conn.), senior Shelby Carney (North Reading, Mass.) and sophomore Caroline Fortuna (Higganum, Conn.) before Carney stole home for the final run of the inning.
- With the score at 6-4 in the fourth, Leonardos blasted her seventh homer of the season over the right field fence to knot the score, 6-all.
- Caroline Fairbanks put Wheaton back on top with a double into left center that was followed by a two RBI single from Seifert to up the score to 9-6.
- Leonardos hammered her second home run of the game to close Emerson within a pair at 9-7, but Wheaton answered with three more runs within their half of the sixth.
- Carney plated the final Emerson run on Fortuna's RBI grounder.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Leonardos went 2-for-4 in the batter's box with a pair of home runs to drive in three runs and plated two runs of her own.
- Carney went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI and Fortuna drove in two runs.
- DeFranco took the loss through her 3.1 inning effort, giving up five runs on eight hits.
- Schlapak finished with three RBIs as four Lyons notched a pair of hits and saw two drive in a pair of runs.
- Cimino notched her second win of the day and completed 3.2 innings in the circle and gave up a pair of runs on three hits while she struck out one.
- Emerson heads to Wellesley tomorrow, April 12, for a pair of games starting at 3:00 p.m.
- Wheaton travels to Wellesley on Friday, April 14 for NEWMAC road tilt with the first pitch slated for 3:00 p.m.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS