Muhlenberg blanks McDaniel

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).