NEC Softball drops pair of one run games
Anna Maria College softball grabbed a pair of one run wins beating the New England College Pilgrims 5-4 in game one and 2-1 in game two of a double-header played Sunday afternoon in Henniker. With the two wins the Amcats improve to 10-24 on the season and 8-12 in conference play. The losses drop the Pilgrims to 8-22 overall and 2-14 in the conference.
In game one the Amcats would get on the board early as Allyssa Boykin (Worcester, Mass.) would hit a two-run homerun in the first inning. The Pilgrims would respond in the home half of the first plating four runs on four hits to take the 4-2 lead. Anna Maria would grab a run in the fourth inning cutting the NEC lead to just 4-3 and then plate two runs on three singles in the sixth grabbing the 5-4 lead. The Amcat pitching would grab the next six Pilgrim outs, keeping NEC off the board in their final two at-bats and holding on for the 5-4 victory.
Leading the way for Anna Maria was Mary Moroski (Worcester, Mass.) who finished with two hits and a run batted in. Anna Maria’s Sarah Boyda (Oxford, Mass.) singled and scored two runs for the Amcats. Picking up the win on the mound was Nicole Hackenson (Mendon, Mass.) who allowed three earned runs on seven hits and struck out four.
Leading the way for NEC was Stephanie Freitag (Lakeville, Mass.) who doubled, singled and had two runs batted in. NEC’s Deanna Brayton (Queensbury, N.Y.) doubled and singled and Chelsea Torrico (Mt. Washington, Mass.) singled twice for the Pilgrims.
In game two the Amcats would grab a run in the second inning off three walks and a fielder’s choice by Holly Renna (Chalrton, Mass.) The Pilgrims would knot the game at 1-1 scoring a run in the home half of the third inning as Alexandria Sacco (Tewskbury, Mass.) would score off a Freitag single. The Pilgrims would threaten with runners in scoring position in the sixth but the Amcat defense would get the final out stranding three NEC base runners. Anna Maria would get the first two runners on base in the seventh and would eventually plate the game-winner on a Pilgrim error to capture the 2-1 win.
Leading the way for the Anna Maria was Mary Moroski who singled and scored a run. Picking up the win on the mound was Holly Renna who allowed one earned run on seven hits and struck out two.
Leading the way for NEC was Chelsea Torrico who singled twice.