WESTMINSTER, Md. – RiRi Ferrigno rapped out six hits with five RBIs and three runs scored to lead Muhlenberg to a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Saturday.
The Mules (16-11, 10-2 CC) took a 9-0 victory in six innings in game one before completing the sweep the sweep with an 11-0 win in the nightcap.
Ashley Brewer and Alyssa Bruckner limited the Green Terror (11-14, 2-6 CC) to just seven hits in its eighth and ninth shutouts of the season.
A leadoff error and sacrifice bunt followed by three singles in the top of the first inning staked Muhlenberg to an early 2-0 lead.
Doubles from Brewer and Ferrigno drove in three runs in the top of the second to stretch the lead to 5-0 before the Mules tacked on two more in the third for a 7-0 lead.
Shelby Smith drew a leadoff walk in the sixth inning before a Brewer single put runners at first and second.
Ferrigno followed with an RBI single and Brittany Blohm added a sacrifice fly to set the final margin.
Brewer struck out three in the two-hit game-one shutout.
A two-run Ferrigno single and RBI doubles from Jess Kasza and Maggie Scarpelli gave Muhlenberg a 4-0 lead in the third inning of game two.
A two-run single from Scarpelli in the fifth stretched the lead to 6-0 before a Kasza sacrifice fly plated Blohm in the top of the sixth to push the lead to 7-0.
Four straight hits, capped by a Blohm two-run single to go with a Kasza RBI base knock in the visitor seventh set the final margin.
Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) and Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) each had two hits for McDaniel in game two.
The Green Terror returns to action at Ursinus on Sunday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 - R H E
Muhlenberg (15-11, 9-2 CC) 2 3 2 0 0 2 - 9 13 1
McDaniel (11-13, 2-5 CC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 2
Ashley Brewer and RiRi Ferrigno; Christina Morley, Samantha Reigel (4) and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Brewer (8-6). LP: Morley (5-6). S: none. SO-BB: Brewer 3-1; Morley 0-2, Reigel 2-1. 2B: Ashley Brewer (Mu), RiRi Ferrigno (Mu).
Score by Inning – Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Muhlenberg (16-11, 10-2 CC) 0 0 4 0 2 1 4 - 11 14 0
McDaniel (11-14, 2-6 CC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5 2
Alyssa Bruckner and RiRi Ferrigno; Erinne Warrenfeltz and Devon Fogarty. WP: Bruckner (7-5). LP: Warrenfeltz (5-5). S: none. SO-BB: Bruckner 2-0; Warrenfeltz 1-3. 2B: Jess Kasza (Mu), Maggie Scarpelli (Mu), Samantha Crist (Mu), Kristina Skinner (Mc). 3B: Lauren Toomey (Mc).