HAMILTON SOFTBALL SNAPS 35 GAME LOSING STREAK CONTINENTALS TAKE TWO FROM RUSSELL SAGE
and the nightcap 5-4.
The Continentals (2-8) were led by first-year Korey O'Malley who in the first game scored the game winning run after reaching on an error. O'Malley went 2-3, with a double. Sophomore Heather Hopkins drove O'Malley with a one out single in the bottom of the eighth.
First-year Lisa Washburn pitched a complete game giving Russell Sage only four hits and two runs. Both runs and two hits game in the top of the seventh when Russell Sage tied the game.
In the second game, Russell Game jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top half of the first inning. The lead was short lived as the Continentals first three batters reached base. O'Malley was again the spark plug driving in two runs with her second double of the day.
The Continentals took the lead in the second when Carolyn Fichera drove in Amanda Chaimovitch with a two out single in the bottom half of the inning.
The game then became a pitchers dual until the top of the seventh when Russell Sage tied the game at four.
In the bottom of the eighth O'Malley, the lead-off batter, reached second when the first baseman dropped the ball. With two outs and runners on second and third, Chaimovitch drove a line drive down the third base line beyond reach of the diving third baseman for the Continentals second victory of the day.
Senior Captain Kerri Page replaced Washburn on the mound in the sixth inning of the second game to earn her first victory of the season. Page gave up five hits and one earned run in the sixth and seventh but retired the side in order in the extra frame. Washburn pitched five innings, giving up four hits and three earned runs.
Hamilton now owns a two game win streak. The Continentals will return to action on Wednesday the 8th when they play host to Utica/Rome.