Eph split; topple Colby 8-0, fall to St. Thomas, 9-2

Eph split; topple Colby 8-0, fall to St. Thomas, 9-2

CLERMONT, FL. — The Williams College team, nagged by injury but still battling, settled for a split of twon games at the National Training Center Friday, defeating Colby 8-0 in a six-inning affair and dropping a 9-2 decision to St. Thomas.

The split leaves the Ephs at 7-4 heading into a pair of game Saturday with Chicago and Luther.

In game one Friday, junior Emma Harrington threw a two-hit shutout at the Mules, facing five batters in an inning just once while walking three and striking out five to pick up her fourth win of the season.

The Ephs had 14 hits in the win, led by Brooke Bovier, who went 3 for 4. Erica Li was 2 for 3 and both Ali Graebner and Alison Wirth went 2 for 4 in the contest.

Williams took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Bovier's line drive single to center score Pino. It stayed 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth, when the Ephs would score six times to blow the game wide open.

Graebner got things started with an RBI single that scored Li. On a squeeze bunt by Pino, Cramer raced home and was called safe on a bang-bang play. Graebner then stole home. Bovier then delivered a two-run single to right before Li's single to left scored Precht with the seventh run.

The Ephs walked-off winners in the sixth when with two outs and nobody on, Ashley Wirth, Precht and Bovier came up with singles. Bovier's scored Wirth with the eighth run, invoking the eight-run mercy rule and ending the contest.

In game two, the Ephs fell behind 6-0 and could not catch up to the Tommies. Emalie Rott got the start but lasted just 1 2/3 frames, allowing four hits and two walks while being charged with six runs, all earned, She struck out one. Bovier finished up, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and three runs, only one earned. She walled three and struck out two.

Williams had five hits, two each for Priscilla Pino and Graebner, and one for Li.

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