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Lions Take Splits in two NEWMAC Doubleheaders

Lions Take Splits in two NEWMAC Doubleheaders

DOUBLEHEADER ONE

THE BASICS

 

Game One Score: Wellesley 9, Emerson 5

Game Two Score: Emerson 7, Wellesley 4

Game One Pitching Decision: W - Julia Warner (3-3) l L Casey Tsamis (1-2)

Game Two Pitching Decision: W Neely Eddleston (9-1) l L Madeline Bianchi (0-2)

Records: Emerson Lions (12-4, 2-2 NEWMAC) ; Wellesley Blue (4-6, 1-1 NEWMAC)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Emerson was outhit by the Blue 15-11.
  • Leadoff hitter for the Blue Amanda Manning totaled four RBIs on three hits and scored two runs herself.
  • Lindsey Lowe (Porter Ranch, Calif.) led the Lions with the of the team's 11 hits.
  • Jacqueline DeFusco (East Greenwich, R.I.) had two hits of her own.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Blue found home plate first in the top of the second inning, when Jessica Budz(Traverse City, Mich.) singled to left center field, bringing home Gen Brittingham (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
  • The Lions responded in the bottom of the inning with a Micaela Dix (White House Station, N.J.) double to left center, scoring Maddie Tomich (Lithia, Fla.) and tying the score at 1. 
  • The Lions grabbed the lead in the next inning, on a Ballista Leonardos sacrifice fly.  The lions extended their lead on an Alena Jones single which brought home Jacqueline DeFusco.
  • Maddie Tomich's solo home run in the bottom of the fourth gave the Lions a 4-1 lead.
  • After a pair of short rain delays, the Blue bats came alive.
  • In the top of the fifth, Wellesley grabbed two runs on a on a sacrifice fly by Amanda Manning and a walk with the bases loaded by Julianna Griffin, cutting the Lions lead to 4-3.
  • The Lions grabbed another run on a Leonardos single which brought home Lowe.
  • In the top of the sixth, Wellesley found it's groove at the plate and manufactured six runs between the top of the sixth and seven to take a 9-5 lead.
  • Julia Warner started it off with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, and Amanda Kim ended the run in the top of the seventh with an RBI single.
  • The Lions were unable to score in the bottom of the seventh and fell with a final score of 9-5.

GAME TWO

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an Alena Jones single to center field, bringing home Leonardos.
  • In the top of the fourth inning, the Blue grabbed the lead on a two run home run by Gen Brittingham.  The Blue tacked on one more run by a bases loaded walk by Julia Warner which brought home Autumn Brown. 
  • In the top of the sixth, Wellesley tacked on one more run on an RBI triple by Amanda Manning, extending their lead to 4-1.
  • The Lions roared back starting with a Jillian Gerian two run home run to cut the Blue's lead to one.
  • After Caroline Fortuna reached on an error, plating Maddie Tomich, Jacqueline DeFusco hit a two run home run of her own, giving the Lions a 7-4 lead. 
  • Neely Eddleston closed it out in the top of the seventh, giving the Lions the split of the doubleheader.

 

 

DOUBLEHEADER TWO

THE BASICS

Game One Score: Emerson 2, Springfield 1

Game Two Score: Springfield 6, Emerson 1

Game One Pitching Decision: W - Neely Eddleston (10-1) l L Talia Loda (7-3)

Game Two Pitching Decision: W Shelby Allen (5-2) l L Erin Nolan (2-2)

Records: Emerson Lions (13-5, 3-3 NEWMAC) ; Springfield Pride (13-5, 1-3 NEWMAC)

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Neely Eddleston (West Wareham, Mass.) earned her tenth victory of the year behind a nine strikeout outing, allowing one unearned run an five hits over her seven inning complete game.
  • Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) tallied her eleventh run of her year while Molly Goldstein's (Ridgefield, Conn.) twelfth run of the season was the game winner.
  • Talia Loda took the tough loss going seven innings and striking out four batters. She allowed two earned runs in her outing.
  • Maddie Tomich (Lithia, Fla.) and Leonardos led the Lions with two hits a piece.
  • Emerson out hit the Pride 7-5.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Lions and Pride were locked into a pitchers duel into the fourth inning, with both starters throwing shutouts.
  • Springfield threatened in the top of the fourth, with the bases loaded and one out.
  • After a force out at home, Gabby Altieri lined a ball into right field and Maddie Tomich was able to catch the runner at first before she reached the base, ending the inning and keeping the score knotted at 0-0.
  • In the bottom of the inning,Leonardos reached second after a single, a Goldstein single brought her around third and under the tag at home, to give the Lions the first run of the game. 
  • The next batter Maddie Tomich scorched a double to right center field, reigning home Goldstein from first base, giving the lions a 2-0 lead. 
  • Springfield grabbed a run in the top of the seventh, but were unable to tie the game and the Lions grabbed the first game of the doubleheader with a final score of 2-1.

GAME TWO

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Springfield out hit the Lions 7-4 in the second game.
  • Pitcher Shelby Allen  allowed one run in seven innings pitched and struck out four batters one her way to the victory.
  • Shelby Allen also helped herself at h plate, totaling two hits and three RBIs.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Springfield wasted no time in the second game, grabbing the first run in the top of the first on a Shelby Allen single which brought home Carianna Gasdia.
  • Emerson grabbed one back in the bottom of the second on an infield single by Micaela Dix (White House Station, N.J.) which brought home Maddie Tomich from third, tying the score at 1.
  • Springfield took the run back in the top of the third on an error by the Lions, giving them the one run advantage again. 
  • The Pride threatened again when Allie Wheeler hit a pitch to the wall, Alexys Conley tried to score from first base but a perfect relay from Lindsey Lowe, to Micaela Dix, to Kallsita Leonardos nailed Conley at the plate and ending the inning.
  • A two run home run for Shelby Allen in the top of the fifth inning extended the Pride's lead to three at 4-1. 
  • The Pride added an insurance run on in the top of the seventh through a sac fly Allie Wheeler scoring pics runner Jackie Baldoni. The added another on a wild pitch which brought home another pinch runner Hanna Cicinatti. 

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