Haverford gets offensive to complete sweep
Fords take nightcap 13-0 to notch two wins at McDaniel
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Beth Davis went a combined 4-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored to lead Haverford to a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Saturday.
The Fords (10-8, 4-2 CC) scored a single run in the top of the seventh inning of game one for a 3-2 victory before plating 10 runs in the third inning of game two to key a 13-0, five-inning victory in the nightcap.
Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror (11-11, 1-3 CC) with two hits and both RBIs in the opener.
Knotted at 2-all, Candice Smith punched a one-out single through the right side before a Davis bloop single put runners at first and second.
Cassandra Searls followed with a single to the gap in left-center to plate Smith for the go-ahead run.
Maggie Cronin worked around a one-out walk in the bottom of the frame for her first win of the season.
Smith drew a walk in the first before run-producing singles from Searls and Laura Iwanyk staked Haverford to an early 2-0 lead.
Searls allowed just a single baserunner in each of the first four innings before Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) led off the home fifth with a hard-hit infield single.
An error on Beth Ann Fusco’s (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) sacrifice attempt put runners at first and second before Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) execute the sacrifice to move both runners up a base with one out.
Elfert drove a ball to left-center that bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double, knotting the score at 2-all.
Cronin relieved Searls and got a pair of fly-ball outs to keep the game tied.
Doubles from Davis and Iwanyk staked the Fords to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game two.
Davis led off the third inning with a single up the middle before a sacrifice moved her to second.
A hard-hit ball from Crawford that got through the left side of the infield put runners at the corners.
A fielding error allowed Iwanyk to reach and Davis to score before an illegal pitch and pair of shallow base knocks stretched the advantage to 5-0 and knocked Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md.Middletown) from the game.
Kaitlyn Vadenais (North Smithfield, R.I./North Smithfield) was greeted with back-to-back errors behind her to push the lead to 7-0.
A bases-loaded walk made it 8-0 before a two-run, two-out single from Alison Crawford and back-to-back RBI singles from Iwanyk and Laina Gagliardi capped the 10-run inning and gave the visitors a 12-0 lead.
An Erin Delaney RBI single in the fifth set the final margin.
The Green Terror returns to action in a doubleheader against No. 5 Messiah at home on Thursday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 3:30 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game
Haverford (9-8, 3-2 CC) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 9 1
McDaniel (11-10, 1-2 CC) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 2 5 0
Cassandra Searls, Maggie Cronin (5) and Erin Delaney; Ashley Meister and Hope Battista. WP: Cronin (1-0). LP: Meister (6-3). S: none. SO-BB: Searls 3-1, Cronin 1-1; Meister 0-3. 2B: Laina Gagliardi (H), Megan Elfert (M), Lauren Toomey (M).
Score by Inning – Game
Haverford (10-8, 4-2 CC) 2 0 10 0 1 - 13 13 1
McDaniel (11-11, 1-3 CC) 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5 3
Lisa Karmel, Maggie Cronin (5) and Erin Delaney; Erinne Warrenfeltz, Kaitlyn Vadenais (3) and Leigh Blohm, Hope Battista (3), Tracy Davis (4). WP: Karmel (4-6). LP: Warrenfeltz (2-6). S: none. SO-BB: Karmel 3-0, Cronin 1-0; Warrenfeltz 1-2, Vadenais 2-2. 2B: Beth Davis (H), Laura Iwanyk (H), Devon Fogarty (M).