Softball Drops Season-Ending Twinbill To Wildcats

Softball Drops Season-Ending Twinbill To Wildcats

THE BASICS 
Game 1 Score: Bay Path 9, Dean College 0 
Game 2 Score: Bay Path 10, Dean College 1 
Records: Bay Path (20-14, 11-5 NECC), Dean College (8-26, 3-13 NECC)  
Location: Varsity Field, Longmeadow, Mass. 
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018 
Time: 11:00 AM 

THE LEAD: 
Host Bay Path used a pair of stellar pitching performances, holding Dean College to just one run and 11 hits and Wildcats swept the Bulldogs in the team's regular season doubleheader finale. 

Bay Path took the opener in a run-rule five inning affair, 9-0, then closed out the afternoon with a 10-1 triumph. 

GAME 1: Bay Path 9, Dean College 0  
The contest was scoreless until the top of the second when the Wildcats scored three runs off of Dean starter Karissa Menzinger (Centereach, N.Y.). First, Madison Goodhart smacked an RBI triple down the right field line and then she came around and scored an unearned run. The lead grew to 3-0 when Cameille Keith delivered a single up the middle that plated Lauren Vallee. 

Goodhart was at it again in the third when she stroked a two-run single through the left side. 

Three more Bay Path runs scored in the fourth, highlighted by Marissa Sarna-McCarthy two-run single and then the final run came home on a Taylor Feraco RBI base hit. 

Felicia Gaillardetz faced just two batters over the minimum in the circle for the Wildcats as she spun a complete game three-hitter, striking out four. 

Dean had their three hits come from Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.), Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico) and Emily Whelton (Dracut, Mass.). 

GAME 2: Bay Path 10, Dean College 1 
In the nightcap, the Wildcats banged out 17 hits enroute to their series sweeping victory. Vallee led the way for Bay Path, going 4-for-5 with three RBI from her leadoff spot. 

Dean actually got on the board first whenAlexandra Langhans (Naugatuck, Conn.) drove home Menzinger with an RBI single in the bottom of the first. 

That lead was short-lived however, as Vallee drove in a run with an infield single in the top of the second. 

A Katrina Peck RBI groundout broke the tie score in the third and then Vallee drove in two more with a double in the fourth. 

One more run came through in the fifth on a Sarna-McCarthy single through the right side and then she drove in a run with single to right in a five-run seventh that saw two more runs scamper home on a Goodhart triple. 

The Bulldogs' offense was paced by Langhans, who had three hits, while Courtney Holden (Bridgeport, Conn.) and Rios-Nevarez had two each. 

Nelson took the loss in the circle, going the distance while striking out four.