WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) notched three hits and three runs scored to lead McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Tuesday.
The Green Terror (11-6, 2-0 CC) took the opener 3-2 before needing nine innings in game two to complete the sweep, 8-7.
Jessica Feldman and Lauren Incorvaia rapped out four hits apiece to pace the Diplomats (12-10, 2-4 CC), who built a 7-5 lead in the top of the ninth inning of the nightcap before surrending the lead in the bottom of the frame.
Jarboe led off the inning with a single before Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) sacrificed her to second.
After a Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) single up the middle plated Jarboe, Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) drew a walk to pt runners at first and second.
An Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) loaded the bases before an error allowed both Devon Fogarty (Clarks Summitt, Pa./Holy Cross) – a pinch runner for Staub – and Toomey to score with the winning runs.
In a game filled with nine combined errors and 13 unearned runs, Franklin & Marshall took advantage of a first-inning miscue with an Incorvaia double and Kristina Fietkiewicz RBI groundout to build an early 2-0 lead.
A pair of third-inning Diplomat errors led to five unearned runs, giving McDaniel a 5-2 lead.
A Feldman double and Fietkiewicz run-scoring single pulled the visitors within 5-3 in the top of the fifth.
An error and Kelly Marchisio double keyed a top of the seventh that knotted the game and forced extra innings. Back-to-back errors and a Samantha Basuk two-run single gave Franklin & Marshall a two-run lead in the top of the ninth.
In the first game, the Green Terror grabbed a 3-0 lead after two innings with three unearned tallies.
A Marchisio single and Caitlin Elfring double in the third pulled the Diplomats within 3-1.
Mancino and Incorvaia combined a single run in the top of the seventh but could not push the tying run across.
McDaniel returns to action at Haverford on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Franklin & Marshall (12-9, 2-3 CC) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 - 2 12 2
McDaniel (10-6, 1-0 CC) 1 2 0 0 0 0 x - 3 4 0
Sara Damato and Lauren Incorvaia; Christina Morley and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Morley (5-2). LP: Damato (2-5). S: none. SO-BB: Damato 2-3; Morley 1-0. 2B: Caitlin Elfring (F), Beth Ann Fusco (M).
Score by Inning – Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
Franklin & Marshall (12-10, 2-4 CC) 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 - 7 11 3
McDaniel (11-6, 2-0 CC) 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 - 8 8 6
Nicole Morano and Lauren Incorvaia; Erinne Warrenfeltz, Samantha Reigel (9) and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Reigel (1-1). LP: Morano (5-3). S: none. SO-BB: Morano 2-7; Warrenfeltz 2-3, Reigel 0-0. 2B: Jessica Feldman (F), Lauren Incorvaia (F), Kelly Marchisio (F), Gina Camuso (F).