Green Terror downs Franklin & Marshall 17-9 in halted game two for first conference sweep
LANCASTER, Pa. – Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and four runs scored to lead McDaniel to a 17-9 victory over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Friday.
After the second game of Thursday's doubleheader was halted in with two on and two outs in the top of the fifth inning due to darkness, the Green Terror (15-21, 5-9 CC) and the Diplomats (9-17, 2-12 CC) completed the contest on Friday, giving Beans the final two of her hits – the second time this season a McDaniel player has recorded five hits in a single game.
Julianne Whiteleigh capped off her 3-for-3 day for Franklin & Marshall with a double in the sixth inning.
Trailing 3-1 after the first inning on Thursday, Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) put together back-to-back infield singles to lead off the second.
After a sacrifice bunt, a Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) singled scored Fusco before a Beans double tied the game at 3-all.
With two on, Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) ripped the second of her two-double outing – part of a four-hit day for the freshman to clear the bases for a 5-3 lead.
An Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) two-run home run to left center stretched the lead to 7-3.
Doubles from Brittany Jarboe (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough), Beans and Warrenfeltz keyed a four-run third that stretched the lead to 11-3.
Jarboe drew a two-out walk in the fourth before stealing second and taking third and home on passed balls to stretch the lead to 12-3.
Kelly Marchisio led off the bottom of the fourth with a double before Amanda Schellaci and Danielle Murphy drew back-to-back walks to load the bases.
Five singles by the next six batters pulled the hosts within 12-8 before Blohm led off the fifth with her first collegiate home run.
A walk and Fusco single pushed the lead to 14-8 before Wildasin drew a walk to put runners at the corners with two outs.
At that point, the umpires halted the game due to darkness.
Upon the resumption of play on Friday, Wildasin stole second and Jarboe walked to load the bases before a popup ended the threat.
A Murphy single and two-out error made it 14-9 in the bottom of the inning but Beans scored in the top of the sixth to reestablish a six-run advantage.
Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area), who had three hits in Thursday's opener but was hitless to that point in game two, led off the seventh with a single – the 101st hit of her career and scored on a Fusco triple one batter later.
An RBI groundout stretched the lead to 16-9 before Beans doubled home Jarboe for a 17-9 lead.
The Green Terror returns to action in a doubleheader at home against Gettysburg on Saturday. The first game of the twinbill begins at 1 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game
McDaniel (15-21, 5-9 CC) 1 6 4 1 2 1 2 - 17 20 1
Franklin & Marshall (9-17, 2-12 CC) 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 - 9 15 2
Kaitlyn Vadenais, Erinne Warrenfeltz (4), Ashley Meister (5) and Hope Battista, Leigh Blohm (3); Karalynne Clark, Sara Damato (3) and Amanda Schellaci, Brittany Kurtz (5). WP: Vadenais (3-3). LP: Clark (1-1). S: none. SO-BB: Vadenais 3-3, Warrenfeltz 1-1, Meister 3-0; Clark 0-3, Damato 0-5. 2B: Jordan Beans 3 (M), Lindsey Blohm 2 (M), Erinne Warrenfeltz (M), Lauren Wildasin (M), Liz Chudzik (F), Julianne Whitleigh (F), Karalynne Clark (F), Kelly Marchisio (F). 3B: Beth Ann Fusco (M). HR: Blohm (M), Warrenfeltz (M).