Softball shut out twice in Florida
Hamilton College was held scoreless in non-conference games against St. Lawrence University and the University of New England in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 18.
St. Lawrence (6-5 overall) edged Hamilton 1-0 in the first game of the day for the Continentals. UNE (5-5) won its third straight with a 3-0 victory against Hamilton. Three of the Continentals' five losses have been by a run. Hamilton (1-5) won its first game, 4-3, against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Against the Saints, Amy Appel '13 was good enough to get the win for the Continentals. Appel allowed five hits in six innings, walked none and fanned two. She allowed the game's lone run in the bottom of the second inning, when St. Lawrence's leadoff batter singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly.
Appel, Melissa Kaknis '13 and Mandy Hyne '11 all singled. Hamilton's best scoring chance came in the third inning. The Continentals had runners on second and third with two outs, but the Saints escaped thanks to a ground ball to second base.
Against UNE, Chelsea Merritt '14 took the loss after she allowed two earned runs on five hits, walked three and struck out four in six innings. Kaknis went 2-for-3 at the plate.