NORTH ADAMS, MA -- Brooke Bovier pitched a 1-hit shutout Monday to help the Williams College softball team to a 8-3, 5-0 sweep of MCLA at the Zavattaro Athletic Complex.
The wins extended the Ephs' winning streak to 13 games and improved their record to 28-5 overall. They will face Bowdoin at 5 p.m. Friday at Tufts University in Game 2 of the 2015 NESCAC Tournament.
Williams broke open a close game late in game one for an 8-3 victory and controlled game two 5-0. The Ephs scored a run in each of the first three frames, but MCLA countered with two in the second and one in the third and the game would remain tied until the top of the sixth.
MCLA (12-20) would trail 3-1 in the bottom of third until Abigail Lucas launched a two-run homer evening the game at three.
Williams would forge ahead in the sixth and break the game open in the seventh off MCLA reliever Kaitlyn Henault. Henault making only her second appearance on the hill since March 21st allowed four runs on three hits, but was victimized by two errors in the inning. Kacey Cramer had the big hit in the inning, delivering a two-out two run single that scored Donze and Erica Li.
Emma Harrington picked up the win in relief for Williams and Quackenbush took the loss, also in relief.
Game two showcased Bovier. Bovier was dominant as she went the distance and allowed just one hit, while striking out ten in a game that was called after six innings due to darkness. Meczywor started game two as well for the Trailblazers and was solid allowing four earned, Meczywor through a complete game as well.
Williams led 1-0 in the top of the fourth when Curt led off the inning with a single and Priscella Pino followed with a double, putting two on with nobody out. Curt scored on an error by Lucas and Pino would score on a Bovier single to center. Williams would tack on one more in the inning and Bovier would do the rest.
MCLA's lone hit came off the bat of Angelica Perfido. Bovier moved to 15-3 on the season and Meczywor fell to 5-11.