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