Bridgewater bashes ball in sweep

Ashley Crawford © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ashley Crawford © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Eagles blast seven home runs in twinbill at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Emily Morris went a combined 5-for-9 with two home runs, six RBIs and four runs scored to lead Bridgewater to a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in non-conference softball action on Sunday.

The Eagles (29-8) blasted five home runs as part of an 18-3 victory in game one before going yard in back-to-back at bats to key an 8-2 win in the nightcap.

Ashley Crawford (New Market, Md./Linganore) notched a pair of hits in game two to lead the Green Terror (12-20), who was limited to 14 base knocks in the twinbill while Bridgewater rapped out 35.

In the opener, Melanie Lamb capped a five-run first inning with a two-run home run – the first of her two roundtrippers in game one.

A Lauren Childress sacrifice fly and Angela Spinelli two-run laser over the fence in left-center stretched the lead to 8-0 in the fourth inning.

Lamb led off the visitor fifth with a double before scoring on an Ann Komara pinch-hit single up the middle for a 9-0 lead.

Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) led off the bottom of the frame with a single through the left side before Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) beat out a bunt single.

With two outs and runners on the corners, Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) stole second and Jarboe broke for home to break up the shutout.

Lauren Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) followed with an RBI single to cut the deficit to 9-2.

A Leigh Lam double and Morris RBI single pushed the lead to 10-2 in the sixth before Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) doubled to lead off the home half of the inning and scored on an RBI groundout from B. Fusco.

The Eagles sent 11 batters to the plate, going yard three times for an eight-run frame. Heather Jenkins ripped a two-run homer, Morris followed three batters later with a three-run shot before Lamb capped the frame with a two-run blast.

Hillary Rees led off game two with a double before scoring on a Morris two-run home run.

Childress followed with a solo shot to give the visitors a 3-0 lead with one out in the first inning.

A pair of errors and a Crawford single in the bottom of the third accounted for a pair of unearned runs, trimming the deficit to 4-2.

Cossentino's RBI double plated Kristen Combs in the fourth to stretch the lead to 5-2 before a Rees two-run double keyed a three-run fifth that set the final margin.

The Green Terror returns to action in a doubleheader at Dickinson on Tuesday. The first game of the twinbill begins at 5 p.m.

Score by Inning – Game One            1            2            3            4            5            6            7            -            R            H            E
Bridgewater (28-8)            5            0            0            3            1            1            8            -            18            23            3
McDaniel (12-19)            0            0            0            0            2            1            0            -            3            9            3

Summer Ramsey and Melanie Lamb; Ashley Meister, Megan Reilly (5), Liz Beall (6), Kaitlyn Vadenais (7) and Devon Fogarty. WP: Ramsey (5-0). LP: Meister (6-7). S: none. SO-BB: Ramsey 4-0; Meister 0-1, Reilly 0-0, Beall 0-0, Vadenais 0-0. 2B: Hillary Rees (B), Leigh Lam (B), Emily Morris (B), Angela Spinelli (B), Ariel Stewart (B), Aven Thomas (B), Morgan Williams (B), Samantha Staub (M), Lauren Toomey (M). HR: Lamb 2 (B), Morris (B), Spinelli (B), Heather Jenkins (B).

Score by Inning – Game Two            1            2            3            4            5            6            7            -            R            H            E
Bridgewater (29-8)            3            1            0            1            3            0            0            -            8            12            3
McDaniel (12-20)            0            0            2            0            0            0            0            -            2            5            2

Becky Schmidt and Leigh Lam; Erinne Warrenfeltz and Tracy Davis. WP: Schmidt (2-0). LP: Warrenfeltz (3-8). S: none. SO-BB: Schmidt 2-0; Warrenfeltz 2-1. 2B: Hillary Rees 2 (B), Leah Cossentino (B), Heather Jenkins (B), Leigh Blohm (M). HR: Morris (B), Lauren Childress (B).