Ephs open with a split by defeating Lawrence, 11-2

Amanda Correnti '13
Amanda Correnti '13

CLERMONT, FL. — The Williams College softball team rebounded from an opening game loss Tuesday morning to defeat Lawrence 11-2 in five innings in the afternoon Monday at the National Training Center.

The Ephs (1-1) banged out 14 hits in the nightcap, which was ended in the bottom of the fifth due to the 8-run mercy rule. Senior Allison Hart led the hit brigade with a 3-for-4 performance, scoring three runs and knocking in two. She also hit the Ephs first home run of the season. Kaitlin Dinet was 2 for 3 with two RBi in the win, and Theresa "Sweet Tea" Legan was also 2 for 3.

Williams fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first, but quickly tied the game in its half when Hart singled and stole second, then scored on a Dinet single. Williams broke the game open with a seven-run bottom of the second.

First year Zoe Dillon-Davidson ignited the outburst with a one-out single and stole second. With two outs, Legan scored the run with an RBI-single. Hart doubled in Legan for a 3-1 lead, then scored when first-year Mo Frank singled. Frank stole second and scored on a Dinet single. Ally Ensor followed with a single and Ali Graebner singled another run home and then stole second. First year Lindsey Precht followed with another RBI-single to cap the uprising.

Hart smacked a solo homer in the bottom of the third to make it a 9-2 game and Amanda Correnti's RBI-single ended the game with two outs in the bottom of the fifth.

First year Emma Harrington earned the win from the circle, going five full innings and allowed three hits and two walks while fanning four batters. Only one of the two runs she allowed was earned.

The Ephs opened the season with a 9-6 loss to Concordia. Megan Casey took the loss, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up eight hits and four walks while ganning two. She was charged with seven runs, five of whcih were earned.

The Ephs had eight hits in the loss. Hart was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Frank was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.