Softball swept by Williams in NESCAC West DH
The Hamilton College Continentals were swept by the Williams College Ephs in a NESCAC West Division doubleheader played in Clermont, Fla., on March 25.
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
Williams (6-1, 3-0 NESCAC West) scored in each of the first three innings en route to a 10-1 win in Game 1, and the Ephs hung on for a 6-5 victory in the nightcap. Williams claimed a 9-1 win in the first game of the series on Monday.
Monique St. Jarre ’15 took the loss in the first game for Hamilton and Kelly Leonard ’15 was saddled with the loss in Game 2. At the plate in the opener, St. Jarre was 2-for-3 and Hannah Staab ’17 and Sarah Moore ’16 added one hit apiece. In the second game, Moore was a perfect 3-for-3, Ellie Kiernan ’15 chipped in a pair of singles and Leonard smashed a bases-clearing triple to the fence.
In the first game, the Continentals (3-10, 0-3) scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Moore smacked a one-out double to the center field fence and scored on a single through the left side by St. Jarre.
Williams got on the board with one in the first inning and added two runs in both the second and third innings. The Ephs’ offense was led by Ali Graebner, who was 3-for-4, and Mo Frank and Ashley Wirth posted two hits apiece. Brooke Bovier pitched the last four innings and earned the win.
In Game 2, Williams went up 3-0 in the first inning and added two more runs in the second. Hamilton responded in a big way in the bottom of the third. Talia Mercado ’15 was hit in the head by a pitch leading off the inning and Staab moved her over to second. Jenn Rougeux ’14 walked, Kiernan singled to left field and Leonard crushed a three-run triple to deep right field. Moore followed with a single to center that plated Leonard and cut the deficit to 5-4.
The Ephs added what proved to be the winning run in the fourth inning before the Continentals made it a one-run game again in the bottom of the sixth. Moore led off with a single and eventually scored on a throwing error on a ground ball to shortstop off the bat of Sam Miller ’14. Hamilton was retired in order in the seventh inning.
The Continentals close out their spring trip with two non-conference games on Wednesday, March 26. Hamilton takes on the University of Chicago at 1 p.m. and Calvin College at 5 p.m.
(Story courtesy Liz Slupinski)