Walk-Off Single in Game Two Earns Gators Doubleheader Sweep of Daniel Webster

Box Scores: Game 1 | Game 2

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Betzy Maysonet-Urbina (Boston, MA) hit a one-out single into leftfield to score classmate Chardonai Rose (Fairfield, CA) from second base and lead Pine Manor College Softball to a 6-5 win in game two, and a two-game sweep, of Daniel Webster Wednesday afternoon. The Gators won game one by a score of 7-3. With the pair of victories Pine Manor improves to 2-4 on the season, while Daniel Webster drops to 5-11.

In game one, the Gators powered their way past the Eagles, hitting three home runs and scoring seven runs to take the 7-3 victory. Rose finished the opener with a career-high four RBIs, while Macayla Kirylo (Pawtucket, RI) added to her team leading total with a pair of her own. An RBI in game two gave Kirylo three RBIs on the day and seven in the Gators first six games.

Chelsey Crawford gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, singling to centerfield to score DWC catcher Mollie Bartles (Torrington, CT). The game would move to the bottom-half of the second before Pine Manor would get on the board thanks to an RBI single from Rose.

In the third inning, the Eagles regained the lead thanks to a pair of Pine Manor errors that opened the door for Daniel Webster to manufacture a run. However, it didn’t take long for the Gators to regain the lead in the bottom half of the inning as Kirylo delivered a two-run shot over the left-centerfield wall to put Pine Manor ahead, 3-2.

The Gators would tack four more runs on in the fifth inning thanks to back-to-back home runs from Rose and senior Kaylyn Delgado (Worcester, MA). With two outs in the inning, a Kirylo walk was followed by a single from PMC starting pitcher Tia Nelson (Rockpot, MA). Rose then hit a three-run home run to straight-away center before Delgado followed with a solo-shot to left-centerfield. Nelson went the distance in game one to record her first victory of the season.

In game two, the Gators broke open a 3-3 tie by scoring one run in the bottom of both the fifth and sixth innings to take a 5-3 lead into the top of the seventh inning. However, the two run cushion wasn’t enough to hold off the Eagles, as Daniel Webster rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score at 5-5.

With one away in the seventh inning, Bartels delivered a single into centerfield, before advancing to second when PMC centerfielder Sybil Lynch (Hoboken, NJ) misplayed the ball in centerfield. Bartels then stole second before Heather Strong (Palmer, MA) singled to right, scoring Bartels, to cut the Eagle deficit to just one run. Strong finished game two going 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs, including a solo home run in the third, and three runs scored.

Strong then advanced to second on a ground out, bringing Sara Durocher (Keene, NH) to the dish with two out and one runner in scoring position. Durocher then delivered a knock into centerfield, scoring Strong and tying the score at 5-all.

In the home half of the seventh inning, Nelson led-off the inning with a single. Nelson then traded places with Rose following a fielder’s choice out at second, bringing Delgado to the plate with one away. Delgado then ripped a single into left field, advancing Rose to second and setting the stage for Maysonet-Urbina. With one away, the freshman catcher delivered a single into leftfield to bring home Rose and secure the 6-5 Gator victory.

Nelson finished game two with five strikeouts while giving up five runs over a complete seven innings of work for her second victory of the day and the season to improve to 2-3 overall. Despite helping her own cause in the top of the seventh inning, Durocher picked up the loss to drop her record to 1-3 on the year , as she also struck out five while surrendering six runs (three earned) over six and a third innings pitched.

The Eagles will return to the field on Saturday afternoon when they host Wheelock College for a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 noon. The Gators will be back in action this Friday when they travel to face Gordon College for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 PM.

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