Newton, MA-- Pine Manor lost both games of a Great Northeast Atheltic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader to Lasell College on Sunday, April 17 at Taylor Field in Newton, MA. Despite taking a 3-0 lead in game one, the Gators dropped the contest 11-3 before losing game two 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Lasell senior Ashley Laramie (Lynn, MA/Lynn Classical) hit a walk-off three-run home run.
Senior Jess Kennedy (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet) helped Pine Manor get out to a 3-0 advantage in the second innning of game one when she hit a two-run triple into centerfield to score junior Jen Gross (Coral Springs, FL/Coral Glades) and sophomore Flavia Vicente (Roxbury, MA/Jeremiah E. Burke) who both singled to reach base earlier in the inning. Kennedy would then score on a wild pitch.
Following PMC's three-run second, Lasell would take control of the game in the home half of the inning. The Lasers would push across six runs, aided by two-run doubles from both freshman Rachelle Hass (Middelton, MA/Masconomet) and senior Kristen Mammola (North Reading, MA/Bishop Fenwick). Haas and Mammola both finished game one with 3 RBIs for the Lasers.
Lasell would then add one run in the fourth inning and four more runs in the fifth to end the game with an 11-3 victory.
In game two, the teams would take a scoreless game into the the fourth inning. In the top of the fourth the Gators would get on the board first when freshman Ashley Carusone (Nashua, NH/Nashua North) drove home junior Kayla Nielsen with a sacrafice fly. With the bases empty, freshman Macayla Kirylo (Pawtucket, RI/William E. Tolman) hit a solo home run, her fifth of the season, to give the Gators the 2-0 advantage.
The lead was short lived for Pine Manor as Lasell would counter with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. With one on and two out, Lasell junior Marissa McHugh (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth South) hit a two run home run to left-centerfield to tie the game.
The teams would both post scoreless frames in the fifth and sixth innings. The Gators would also go quietly in the top half of the seventh inning before the home team came to bat with the final chance to win the game before extra innings. With two on and one out, Laramie stepped into the box and delivered a game-winning three-run home run over the centerfield wall.
The Gators will now play Norwich on Tuesday, April 19 at Raiders Softball Field in Nashua, NH. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Sun, April 17, 2011
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