SWARTHMORE, Pa. – McDaniel scored nine runs in the top of the first inning of game one on just two hits to key a doubleheader sweep of Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Tuesday.
Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford), the reigning CC Pitcher of the Week, mowed down another 23 batters in 12 innings of work to crack the 200-K mark for the season to join only Ursinus' Lauren Davis as the only conference pitchers to fan 200-plus batters in a single season.
The Green Terror (16-6, 8-0 CC), who improved to 8-0 in conference play for the first time since 2003, took the opener 12-2 in five innings before completing the sweep with a 2-0 win.
Kate Smayda went 3-for-3 in game one to lead the Garnet (10-12, 0-6 CC), who were limited to six hits in the twinbill.
After a flyout to start the game, Megan Moore (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional) reached on a bunt single.
A Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cordozo) single and consecutive walks by Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) and Sam Stitely (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) stretched the lead to 3-0 with the bases loaded.
After a strikeout, Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) drew a walk to force in Liebowitz for a 4-0 lead.
After a pitching change, Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Windsor), Moore and Beans all drew walks to push the lead to 7-0 before a second error scored Sidney and Moore for a 9-0 advantage.
Smayda singled to lead off the bottom of the first before Nicole Aaron jacked a two-run home run to center field.
Davis led off the second with a single before a fielder's choice and Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) double put runners at second and third for Sidney, who roped a two-out double for an 11-2 lead.
Beans tacked on a leadoff homer in the third.
Brehm fanned 10 in five innings.
In game two, Warrenfeltz lofted a two-out home run in the sixth inning for a 1-0 lead.
In the seventh, Leigh Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) reached on her second single of the game before scoring with two outs on a fielder's choice and error.
Brehm struck out 13 and allowed just one hit in the nightcap.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. The first game begins at 1 p.m.