Wallace's massive day caps legendary career

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BOSTON, MA -- Somewhat fittingly, the last game of Courtney Wallace's storied career was played at Roberto Clemente Field Tuesday night in Boston's Fenway District. 

In his final game, the Pittsburgh Pirates legendary outfielder joined baseball lore in tallying his 3,000th career hit. Wallace, meanwhile, etched her name even further into the Pine Manor record books in Tuesday's opening game and set a career milestone in the nightcap, as Pine Manor split with Emmanuel by winning 10-3 and falling 6-5.

Wallace crushed a pair of home runs, the second of which crowned her as Pine Manor's all-time hits leader, in the Game 1 rout. With her second hit, Wallace passed Meghan Goss for first place with career hit No. 198.

In Game 2, the senior catcher-turned-center fielder made a bid at her third home run of the day with an opposite-field ground rule double for her 200th career hit. She would wait only an inning for her third shot of the day and eighth of the season, a towering blast to center field that sailed deep into the Boston night.

The Gators cruised in what became an offensive explosion, with Wallace, in addition to her two homers, going 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Sophomore Kayla Nielsen also went 3-for-4, scoring twice and doubling twice. Junior Jess Kennedy went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI's, and both Siobhan Raymond and Michelle Campbell also went 2-for-4.

Freshman Tia Nelson picked up her sixth win of the season in the opener, going the distance in fanning nine, allowing six hits and walking two.

The Saints overcame a 5-3 sixth-inning deficit in making a winner out of starter Kathryn Copp in Game 2. For Pine Manor, Raymond took the loss in the final start of her career despite nine strikeouts, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI's at the plate. 

The Gators wrap up 2010 with a 6-25 record, going 6-16 in GNAC play.

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