Softball Drops A Pair To MIT

Softball Drops A Pair To MIT


Game One Score: MIT 8, Emerson 2

Game Two Score: MIT 6, Emerson 1

Game One Pitching Decision: W - Ravenne Nasser (4-1); L - Keely Marquez (2-7)

Game Two Pitching Decision: W - Amber VanHemel (4-0); L - Kodie Cash (2-5)

Records: Emerson Lions (4-15, 0-4 NEWMAC); MIT Engineers (10-2, 2-2 NEWMAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

Date: April 7, 2017

The Lead: The Emerson softball team suffered a setback on both ends of their NEWMAC twin bill on Friday afternoon against the visiting MIT Engineers. Emerson dropped game one by the score of 8-2 before MIT handed the Lions a 6-1 loss in the nightcap. 


Game One: MIT 8, Emerson 2


  • Emerson plated two runs in the home half of the third inning to claim the 2-0 lead over MIT. 
  • After sophomore Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) drove in the first Lions run on a sacrifice fly, junior Jacqueline DeFusco (East Greenwich, R.I.) crossed home the second run thanks to an error by the catcher. 
  • Through each of the remaining four innings, MIT tallied a run, including a five-run fifth inning, to push themselves ahead by six at 8-2. 
  • Zoe Hinton batted a two-bagger to drive in the first MIT run in the fourth to cut the score down to 2-1. 
  • The Engineers pieced together a five-run fifth inning that was highlighted by Jasmin Joseph's two-run double to extend their lead to 6-2. 
  • Michelle Wist crushed an RBI double into the outfield to pull MIT ahead to a 7-2 lead over Emerson within the sixth before Devon Goetz plated the final Engineers run on a mishap by the catcher in the seventh.



  • Four Lions recorded a hit while DeFusco finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of singles and a run scored and Leonardos went 1-for-2 with a single and RBI. 
  • Marquez tossed the first 4.1 innings in the loss and allowed six runs to cross on eight hits with one strikeout and a walk. 
  • Cash tossed the final 2.2 innings where she surrendered a pair of runs (one earned) on six hits with a strikeout and three walks. 
  • Hinton went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for MIT with a single and a pair of doubles to match one run scored and one RBI. 
  • Goetz, Wist and Joseph all tallied a pair of hits, while both Joseph and Wist drove in a pair of runs. 
  • Nasser was credited with the win and allowed a pair of runs (one earned) on six hits with a trio of walks and eight strikeouts through a seven-inning outing. 


Game Two: MIT 6, Emerson 1 


  • Over the course of the third and fifth frames, MIT crossed all six of its runs to give themselves a five-run lead over Emerson at 6-1. 
  • To start off the third inning, Joseph doubled in the first MIT to give the Engineers the 1-0 lead. 
  • MIT got to Cash for four runs within the fourth that started off with a two-run double by Madi Pickett and ended with a two-run homer from the bat of Goetz. 
  • Within Emerson's half of the fourth, Cash helped herself out as she belted her first home run of the season to put the Lions within four at 5-1. 
  • The Engineers batted in their sixth and final run in the top of the fifth thanks to an RBI double by Wist. 
  • Emerson had a chance to cut down MIT's margin with a pair of runners on first and second and two outs in their half of the fifth, but a pop up to second concluded the inning. 
  • VanHemel retired Emerson in order on a pair of fly outs and a strikeout to wrap up the seventh. 



  • Four Lions notched hits for Emerson as Cash led at the plate going 1-for-3 with a home run, RBI and a run scored. 
  • Through four innings on the mound, Cash surrendered five runs on four hits and gave up a walk while she fanned three batters. 
  • Marquez wrapped up the final three frames and gave up a single run on one hit to match a pair of strikeouts and walks. 
  • Pickett and Goetz finished a combined 2-for-5 at the plate with three runs scored, double, home run and drove in four of MIT's six runs. 
  • Starting on the mound for MIT was VanHemel, who improved to 4-0 in her seven inning effort where she allowed a single run to cross on four hits, three strikeouts and a walk. 



  • Emerson heads to WPI on Sunday, April 9 at a time to be announced later. 
  • MIT will be on the road on Saturday, April 8 for a twinbill against No. 20 Springfield starting at 12:00 p.m.