WESTMINSTER, Md. – Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in the opener to lead McDaniel to a split with Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Wednesday.
The Green Terror (12-17, 3-9 CC) took a 4-2 victory in game one to snap its 10-game skid before the Shorewomen (13-19-1, 4-11-1 CC) scored six runs in the first two innings of game two to forge the split.
Leigh Carbutt paced Washington with four hits in the twinbill.
Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) led off the home first with a double to right field before Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) beat out her sacrifice attempt to put runners at the corners.
After Wildasin stole second, Warrenfeltz drove a ball up the middle to plate Jarboe and put runners back at the coners.
Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) followed a Warrenfeltz stolen base with a single through the right side to stretch the lead to 2-0.
A Tori Ripple solo home run with two outs in the fourth sliced the lead in half but a Kelli Workmeister (Baltimore, Md./Catholic) single and two throwing errors in the bottom of the frame stretched the lead to 3-1.
Warrenfeltz led off the McDaniel fifth a solo shot of her own pushed the lead to 4-1.
In the top of the sixth, three singles and a Shannon Stocklin sacrifice fly scored one run before a rundown ended the frame.
In game two, Gabby Devaud, Ripple and Sally Snover put together three straight two-out singles for a 1-0 Shorewomen lead.
A wild pitch around back-to-back walks in a steady sideways rain stretched the lead to 2-0 before an 18-minute rain delay halted action after a half-inning.
In the top of the second, Jes Van Gosen poked a two-out single over the first-base bag. A pair of miscues coupled with two singles and a Margaret Rohde double accounted for four unearned runs, pushing the lead to 6-0.
A Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) single and Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) home run finished the scoring in the bottom of the inning.
Ripple added four hits for Washington.
Christina Morley (North Wales, Pa./Archbishop Wood) struck out four in the game-one win before pitching 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in game two with one strikeout. She added a 2-for-2 performance at the plate in the nightcap – her first two hits of the season.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Hood on Thursday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 3:30 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Washington (Md.) (12-19-1, 3-11-1 CC) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 2 9 2
McDaniel (12-16, 3-8 CC) 2 0 0 1 1 0 x - 4 9 1
Emily Adams and Shannon Stocklin; Christina Morley and Beth Ann Fusco. WP: Morley (6-7). LP: Adams (9-9). S: none. SO-BB: Adams 0-0; Morley 4-0. 2B: Tori Ripple (W), Brittany Jarboe (M), Samantha Staub (M). HR: Ripple (W), Erinne Warrenfeltz (M).
Score by Inning – Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Washington (Md.) (13-19-1, 4-11-1 CC) 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 6 10 0
McDaniel (12-17, 3-9 CC) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 5 2
Meaghan Kimme and Shannon Stocklin; Erinne Warrenfeltz, Christina Morley (2) and Devon Fogarty. WP: Kimme (4-9). LP: Warrenfeltz (5-7). S: none. SO-BB: Kimme 1-0; Warrenfeltz 1-2, Morley 1-2. 2B: Margaret Rohde (W), Christina Morley (M). 3B: Gabby Devaud (W). HR: Samantha Staub (M).