Ephs sweep Colby, 11-3 & 12-3

Brooke Bovier '17
Brooke Bovier '17

WATERVILLE, ME. — The Williams College softball team got back on track Saturday, defeatting Colby in a doubleheader by 11-3 and 12-3 scores. 

Junior Brooke Bovier combined on a no-hitter with Dana Cohen in the opening game and Mackenzie Murphy won the second game for the Ephs, hitting a grand slam in the process.

Williams improved to 14-5 overall, while the Mules dropped to 5-7. The Ephs are scheduled to be at Skidmore Wednesday for a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.

Bovier and Dana Cohen combined on the no-hitter in the five inning opening game. Bovier went 4 1/3 innings, struck out five, and walked one. Cohen had trouble with control (six walks), but did not give up a hit in her 2/3 innings of work.

Kacey Cramer belted a home run for the Ephs in the first game. Erica Li had a triple among her two hits and scored twice. Alejandra Magana also had two hits and drove in two runs.

The Ephs took a 2-0 lead in the first when Li led off with a single, and after an out, she stole second, then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Lexi Curt score Li with a sacrifice fly, and Cramer followed with a solo home run.

Williams added a run in the second when Amanda Siedem singled with two outs and scored on Tayler Donze's double. 

The Ephs had 10 hits in the win. Li and Alejandra Magana were both 2 for 4. Magana had a two-run double. 

While the first game was stopped after five because of the eight-run rule, the second went the full seven innings. Williams scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 12-3 margin.

Murphy pitched a complete game for the win and belted a grand slam homer among her three hits. She also had three runs. Curt had two hits and Donze drove in three runs and had a double.

The game was knotted at 3-3 going into the top of the fourth. Melissa Cendejas doubled and Murphy singled her to third. Donze got down a squeeze bunt to score Cendejas with the go-ahead run, and Li tripled home Murphy for a 5-3 lead. 

Murphy's grand slam home run in the fifth made it 9-3 Williams. In the top of the seventh Li drew a bases-loaded walk for a 10-3 lead, and Alison Michalik followed with a two-run single. 

The Ephs had 14 hits in the victory. Murphy was 3 for 4 with four runs scored and four RBI. Donze was 1 for 1 with three RBI. Curt was 2 for 3 and Li and Pino were both 2 for 4. 

Murphy earned the win, allowing 10 hits over seven innings but only three runs, two earned. She walked four and struck out four.