Game One Score: Wellesley 12, Emerson 4 (5 innings)
Game Two Score: Wellesley 11, Emerson 2 (5 innings)
Game One Pitching Decision: W - Julia Wagner (5-1) ; L - Keeley Marquez (3-8)
Game Two Pitching Decision: W - Sydney Hooper (4-0) ; L - Marisa DeFranco (0-2)
Records: Emerson Lions (5-20, 1-9 NEWMAC); Wellesley Blue (13-4, 8-2 NEWMAC)
Location: Wellesley, Mass.
Date: April 12, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson softball suffered a pair of losses against NEWMAC foe, Wellesley, on Wednesday afternoon in conference action. Emerson fell to Wellesley, 12-4, in a five inning setback in the first game of the day. In the nightcap, the Lions dropped an 11-2 decision.
Game One: Wellesley 12, Emerson 4 (5 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sophomore Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) plated the first Emerson run within the top of the first on a passed ball.
- Wellesley answered with the next nine runs over the next three innings to take the 9-1 behind a pair of homers from Kendra Coleman.
- Within the bottom of the first, Coleman and Amanda Manning took Marquez deep to put Wellesley on top 2-1 before Anna Pisac doubled in a run and Julia Wagner wrapped up the six-run second with a two-run single into center.
- The Blue added its seventh run within the third on Pisac's RBI single up the middle as Coleman crushed a three-run bomb, her second of the game, into left field.
- Emerson earned three runs back within their half of the fourth to bring the score to 9-4.
- Sophomore Caroline Fortuna (Higganum, Conn.) singled in the first run of the fourth before junior Molly Goldstein (Ridgefield, Conn.) stole home and senior Shelby Carney (North Reading, Mass.) belted an RBI double into center.
- Over the course of Wellesley's halves of the fourth and fifth innings, the Blue saw Manning smack a single up the middle and Ashtyn Coleman crush a homer within the fifth.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Five Lions notched a hit and had Fortuna, freshman Micaela Dix (White House Station, N.J.) and Carney drive in an RBI.
- Marquez surrendered five runs (four earned) on four hits with one walk through the loss, while freshman Erin Nolan (Hunterdon, N.J.) was in the circle for four innings and gave up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits with a pair of walks and strikeouts.
- Kendra Coleman finished 3-for-4 for Wellesley with a pair of homers, scored a trio of runs and four RBIs.
- Warner was credited with win as she gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits to match four walks and fanned nine batters through her five inning outing.
Game Two: Wellesley 11, Emerson 2 (5 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wellesley tallied all 11 of its runs within the first three frames and took the 11-2 lead over Emerson.
- In the Blues half of the first, Pisac started off the inning with a triple into right and scored on a miscue by the shortstop as the inning wrapped up with a two-run homer from Autumn Brown.
- Thanks to a pair of doubles and singles, Wellesley was able to cross five runs within the second to extend its lead to 9-0.
- Emerson scratched its two runs across within the top half of the third that started off with Carney scoring after Leonardos reached on a fielder's choice.
- Junior Jillian Gearin (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) sent a sacrifice fly into center to plate the second and final Lions run of the inning.
- Ashtyn Coleman belted in the 10th and 11th Wellesley runs after her two-run double made its way into left field.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Leonardos finished 1-for-2 for Emerson with a single and RBI and Gearin also tallied one RBI.
- DeFranco suffered the loss with 1.1 innings pitched where she allowed five hits and seven runs to cross (six earned) with one walk.
- Coleman finished a perfect 3-for-3 in the batter's box with a two singles, double, two runs scored and four RBIs.
- Hooper improved to 4-0 in her five inning effort and allowed a pair of Emerson runs to cross (one earned) on two hits while she gave up two walks and fanned one batter.
- Emerson gets back on the diamond on Friday, April 14 to host Babson for a pair of NEWMAC games starting at 3:00 p.m.
- Wellesley entertains Wheaton in a NEWMAC twin bill on Friday, April 14 at 3:30.
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