March 21, 2014

Sidney has four hits on final day

CLERMONT, Fla. – McDaniel salvaged its final day of the trip, defeating Carleton 4-0 to cap second straight three-game day and 10-game trip to the Dot Richardson Spring Games in non-conference softball action on Friday.

The Green Terror (8-6) opened the day with a 1-0 loss to Keene State before falling 7-2 to Plymouth State before finishing a 5-5 trip with the victory.

Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) led McDaniel with four hits, including two in the finale.

Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) led off the fourth inning against the Knights (1-6) with a single to center field.

A Lauren Stricker (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) one-out single up the middle put runners at the corners and Emily Sneeringer (Hanover, Pa./South Western) followed with an RBI groundout for a 1-0 lead.

Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) made the lead stand, striking out three in her first start in the circle this season.

The Green Terror added some insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Armacost helped her own cause with a one-out single before giving way to pinch-runner Amy Baumgardner (Hanover, Pa./South Western).

Olivia Kipe (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) threw a walk to put runners at first and second before Sidney attempted to lay down a sacrifice.

A wild throw on the bunt allowed Baumgardner to score from second and moved Kipe to third.

Taylor Fletcher (Linden, Va./Fauquier) followed in a pinch-hit role but a passed ball on her third strike allowed her to reach first and Kipe to score for a 3-0 lead.

A Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) followed with an RBI groundout for the 4-0 final.

Against the Owls (4-3), Sara Bracken was hit by a one-out pitch in the bottom of the first.

Heather Pelletier laid down an attempted sacrifice bunt, that spun back and laid right on the chalk for a single.

A two-out Anna Glasssman single down the line in right field scored Bracken with the game's only run.

Mariah Crisp struck out 15 batters for Keene State, allowing just four hits and one walk.

Against the Panthers (2-6), Bekah Johnson led off the game with a triple before scoring on a Masha Lange single for a 1-0 lead.

A Sidney single up the middle and one-out error knotted the game before Maring scored on a Stricker single through the left side for a 2-1 lead.

In the third, Emma Rhodes singled with one out and Jackson drew a walk. A two-out infield single by Jackie Digman loaded the bases for Sam Hebert, who drove a ball to center field for two runs and a 3-2 lead.

Run-producing singles from Jackson and Lange coupled with a double steal with runners at the corners stretched the lead to 6-2 in the fourth.

A Digman single scored Jackson with the game's final run in the seventh.

McDaniel opens the Centennial Conference schedule at Dickinson on Tuesday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 5 p.m.

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