Riley goes the distance in both to down McDaniel
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kathryn Riley pitched complete games in both ends of Swarthmore’s Centennial Conference (CC) doubleheader softball sweep of McDaniel on Saturday.
The senior allowed three first-inning runs in the opener before holding the Green Terror (11-15, 1-5 CC) to six hits the rest of the way in a 4-3 game-one win. The Garnet (13-17, 5-5 CC) completed the sweep with a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.
Samantha Staub (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) led the McDaniel offense with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
With two outs in the first inning, Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) drew a walk and Staub singled ahead of Hope Battista (Crofton, Md./South River), who cranked a three-run blast to center field for a 3-0 advantage.
A walk, Elizabeth Cushing single and error gave Swarthmore a single run in the second before a Danielle Seltzer walk sandwiched between singles from Riley and Krista Scheirer loaded the bases in the third.
With two outs, Melissa Emmersom’s two-run double tied the game before Michele Perch drove in Scheier with the eventual game-winner on a single to left.
Only two runners even reached third base the rest of the way.
In the nightcap, Kate Smayda led off the fourth inning with a single before moving to second on a sacrifice.
A Riley single put runners at the corners before Smayda scored on a Seltzer sacrifice fly.
A Cushing triple plated Riley and Scheier for a 3-0 Garnet lead.
Staub countered with a solo home run in the bottom of the frame but a Riley double and Scheirer sacrifice fly pushed the lead back to three in the sixth, setting the final margin.
The Green Terror returns to action in a doubleheader against Ursinus at home on Sunday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game
Swarthmore (12-17, 4-5 CC) 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 - 4 6 0
McDaniel (11-14, 1-4 CC) 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 9 4
Kathryn Riley and Danielle Seltzer; Kaitlyn Vadenais, Erinne Warrenfeltz (4) and Hope Battista. WP: Riley (6-8). LP: Vadenais (2-3). S: none. SO-BB: Riley 4-3; Vadenais 1-3, Warrenfeltz 3-1. 2B: Melissa Emmerson (S). HR: Hope Battista (M).
Score by Inning – Game
Swarthmore (13-17, 5-5 CC) 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 4 7 2
McDaniel (11-15, 1-5 CC) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 6 0
Kathryn Riley and Danielle Seltzer; Lauren Fusco, Erinne Warrenfeltz (5) and Hope Battista. WP: Riley (7-8). LP: Fusco (1-1). S: none. SO-BB: Riley 4-0; Fusco 1-0, Warrenfeltz 1-0. 2B: Kathryn Riley (S), Jordan Beans (M). HR: Samantha Staub (M).