March 14, 2010

McDaniel finishes spring trip 6-4

Green Terror hits .342 as a team at Rebel Spring Games

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) hit .500 in 10 games and went 2-1 in the pitching circle to lead McDaniel to a 6-4 trip to the Rebel Spring Games in non-conference softball action last week.

The Green Terror (7-7) opened the week with a pair of losses but won six of its final eight games to improve to .500 on the young season.

The trip opened against Rowan where a two-out error in the top of the seventh led to an unearned run and 3-2 victory for the Profs.

The second game on Sunday was against No. 19 William Paterson. Seven Green Terror errors, including four in the first two innings gave the Pioneers an early 6-0 lead en route to a 13-4 victory.

Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the loss.

The Green Terror broke out the bats on Monday, exploding for 30 runs in a pair of wins. McDaniel set a program record for runs scored in the day’s opener against Utica with an 18-5 win.

Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) tied the record with a 5-for-5 showing.

A four-run third inning keyed by a two-run single from Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) staked the Green Terror to a 5-2 lead. McDaniel added four more in the fourth and three in the fifth to extend the lead 12-4 before plating six in the seventh that included a two-run home run from Warrenfeltz.

A three-run double from Wildasin in the bottom of the sixth capped a four-run frame to finish off a 12-4 victory over Centenary.

A three-run Warrenfeltz home run in the top of the first inning jumpstarted a 7-1 win over Trinity Christian on Wednesday.

A two-run home run from Allison Lizzi in the top of the sixth turned Kean’s 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 victory in Wednesday’s nightcap.

Warrenfeltz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs to key an 8-3 win over Skidmore on Thursday. She had a two-run double as part of a five-run fifth inning.

Four walks and an error led to two unearned runs in the bottom of the first to stake the Green Terror to a 2-0 lead en route to a 5-2 win over Montclair.

Ann Schoff keyed a 3-0 Nazareth win on Friday with a two-run home run in the fourth.

Hope Battista (Crofton, Md./South River) rapped out one of three doubles in the bottom of the first to plate Wawrrenfeltz and key a three-run frame, leading McDaniel to a 5-3 win over Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the final game of the trip.

Battista finished with 14 hits, including three doubles while Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) added 15 hits with six doubles and seven RBIs. Battista added eight RBIs.

Ashley Meister (Vienna, Va./James Madison) went 3-1 on the trip with a 1.38 ERA and six strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings.

McDaniel returns to action in a doubleheader at Gallaudet on Thursday. The first game begins at 3 p.m.

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