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The Hamilton College Continentals split a pair of non-conference games in Clermont, Fla., on March 20.

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Hamilton (2-4 overall) pounded out 12 hits in a 9-4 win against the D’Youville College Spartans in the Continentals’ second game of the day. Earlier Thursday, Hamilton lost 5-2 against the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors.

Hannah Staab ’17, Sam Miller ’14 and Becca Butler ‘17 were all 2 for 4 against D’Youville. Megan Ahern ’17 started in the circle and allowed two runs on two hits in three-plus innings. Monique St. Jarre ’15 took over in the fourth and allowed four hits and two runs.

A five-run second inning gave Hamilton the lead. Miller led off with a single and Kelly Leonard ’15 followed with another single. With two outs, Butler crushed a double to right-center field, scoring both runners. Ellie Kiernan '15 followed with a single and Staab singled, scoring Butler. Jenn Rougeux ‘14 kept things going with another single that plated Kiernan and Olivia Gozdz ’16 capped the scoring with a solid double to the fence that brought home Staab.

Hamilton added to its lead in the third with two more runs. Leonard smacked a leadoff double and scored on a single by Talia Mercado ’15. Butler pushed Mercado across the plate with a single to right center.

D’Youville scored two runs in the fourth on three walks and a hit batter. The Spartans added one in the fifth and one in the seventh to round out the scoring. Jessica Banning took the loss for the Spartans.

Leonard took the loss against ECSU after she allowed two earned runs on six hits and struck out six.

The Continentals got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. Rougeux singled, stole second base and scored on a two-out double by Miller. They added to their lead in the third. Marian Eckermann ’16 walked and went to second base on a ground ball to third. Rougeux followed with a single that drove in Eckermann.

The Warriors went ahead with three runs in the fifth inning. Leonard struck out the first two batters before Stephanie Johnson walked and designated player Samantha Rentz singled. Hannah Latham hit a pop fly behind the shortstop and the misplayed ball allowed Johnson to score. Alyssa Hancock doubled and scored both runners. All three runs were unearned. ECSU added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

(Story courtesy Liz Slupinski)

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