Game 1 Score: Centenary University 7, Dean College 5 (9 innings)
Game 2 Score: Mount Aloysius 14, Dean College 0
Location: North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
GAME 1: Centenary University 7, Dean College 5
For the second day in a row Dean rallied twice – this time tying the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh – but the Bulldogs couldn't get over the hump, falling, 7-5 to the Cyclones in nine innings.
Centenary scored three runs with two outs in the first inning, only to see Dean tie the game in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) and a two-run double by Makenzie Souza (New Bedford, Mass.).
After a single run by Centenary in the fourth, the Bulldogs were down to their final out after Alexis Portales (San Antonio, Texas) singled to open the inning and then stole second to get into scoring position.
She then made a break for third and the ball was mishandled by the third baseman, allowing Portales to scamper home with the game-tying run.
The Cyclones, like the Vikings did on Monday, were able to push the winning runs across, highlighted by a pair of RBI singles.
Dean did get a run home in the ninth when pinch runner Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) scored on a Portales infield hit but that would be all the offense the Bulldogs would be able to muster.
Portales had three hits and three stolen bases form her leadoff spot, while Souza had two hits of her own.
GAME 2: Mount Aloysius 14, Dean College 0
The Mounties got a stellar pitching performance from Nina Shatzer, who combined with Stevi Confer on a one-hitter and Mount Aloysius shutout the Bulldogs, 14-0.
MAC banged out 16 hits on their way to a season-high 14 runs, highlighted by a three-run homerun from Lydia DeFazio in the bottom of the first inning.
Dean's lone hit came courtesy of Bridget McDonough (North Reading, Mass.), who recorded an infield single with one out in the third.