Game 1 Score: Elms College 20, Dean College 1
Game 2 Score: Elms College 14, Dean College 3
Records: Elms College (10-15-1, 8-2, NECC), Dean College (8-23, 3-9 NECC)
Location: Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
GAME 1: Elms College 20, Dean College 1
Elms College erupted for 20 runs and the visiting Blazers took the opening game of a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) softball twinbill with Dean College on Thursday afternoon.
The visitors scored four in the first, five in the second and sixth in the third to seize control of the contest.
Leadoff hitter Kayla Sylvia was a huge factor in the Blazers victory, going 4-for-4 with four runs scored, five RBI and a pair of homeruns.
Meanwhile, Madison Messier also had four hits and Emily Dorosh drove in four runs and Jeszy McGuire added three RBI of her own.
The big blow in the first was a two-run double by Dorosh, while Sylvia blasted a two-run shot in the second and then followed that up with another two-run round tripper in the third.
Dean's lone run came in the fourth when Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) and Alexis Ford (Claremont, N.H.) opened the frame with singles and then a Bridget McDonough (North Reading, Mass.) walk loaded the bases. Makenzie Souza (New Bedford, Mass.) then drove Rios-Nevarez home with a groundout.
GAME 2: Elms College 14, Dean College 3
As they did in the opener, Elms scored early and often on their way to a 14-3 win to sweep the NECC doubleheader from the Bulldogs and keep a hold on second place in the league standings.
The Blazers scored five runs in the first to stake themselves to an early lead highlighted by an RBI double from Messier.
Elms' offense continued to click, pushing four runs across in the top of the second to take a 9-0 edge.
Dean did get on the board when Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.) reached on an error and then Ford smacked an RBI double.
In front 9-3, the Blazers added five insurance runs in the fifth, two of which came on a double by Catherine Wrang.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Mitchell for a key NECC doubleheader slated to begin at 11:00 AM.