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Davis records four hits

Tracy Davis  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Tracy Davis 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel rapped out 18 hits as part of a doubleheader split with Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Saturday.

Behind a one-hit shutout from Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford), the Green Terror (15-13, 4-6 CC) took game one 2-0 before the Bears (10-14, 5-5 CC) plated a run in the top of the eighth to salvage a split, 4-3. Brehm fanned 12 batters in game one and 11 in the nightcap to put her over the 600 mark for her career with 616.

Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) led the McDaniel offense with four hits while Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) and Ally Galati (Milford, Pa./Cornwall Central) added three hits each.

Kelly Schymanski led Ursinus with three hits in the nightcap and picked up the win in the circle.

Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the fourth in game one before moving to second on a Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) sacrifice.

With two outs, an Armacost double down the left-field line scored Maring for a 1-0 lead.

An inning later, Sam Stitely (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) led off with a double to the fence in left field before moving to third on a Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) sacrifice.

Galati drove in Stitely with an RBI single, doubling the advantage.

Ursinus had just two baserunners in the game – a third-inning, two-out single up the middle and reached on a seventh-inning one-out error.

In game two, the Bears jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. Allison Pfrommer singled with one out in the top of the first before Schymanski helped her own cause, putting a ball off the top of the center-field fence and over for a 2-0 lead.

Liebowitz led off the bottom of the second with a triple in the left-field corner before scoring on an Armacost sacrifice fly one batter later.

In the third, Sidney led off with a single up the middle before Galati sacrificed her to second.

A Davis single to center scored Sidney to tie the game at 2-all before Liebowitz roped a two-out double to the warning track in right-center, plating Davis for a 3-2 lead.

Amy Gentile led off the sixth inning, poking a single through the left side.

Pfrommer sacrificed her to second before a Schymanski single put runners at the corners. With two outs, Caitlin Whelan dropped a ball into center to even the game once again.

McDaniel had two on in both the sixth and seventh innings but could not break the tie before Gentile led off the eighth with a single up the middle.

After moving to second on a groundout, Schymanski dropped a ball into left to put runners at the corners.

An Emilie McFarland sacrifice fly broke the deadlock and Schymanski retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Messiah on Thursday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 3:30 p.m.