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