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Armacost records three hits

Stacey Armacost  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stacey Armacost 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – McDaniel plated eight runs over its final two at bats to force a split at the 2013 Rebel Spring Games in non-conference softball action on Wednesday.

The Green Terror (8-6) dropped a 2-0 decision to Rowan in the first game of the day but rallied to top Augsburg 8-1 in the nightcap.

Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) recorded three hits in the nightcap to lead the offense.

Bri Dorale and Emily Smith had two hits apiece to pace the Auggies (5-10), who had just five hits in the contest.

In a pitchers' dual with the Profs (10-3), the teams combined for just six hits with no one having multiple-hit outings. LeAnne Miller went the distance in the circle, striking out two in a two-hit shutout.

Trailing 1-0 after Lindsay Helbach, who walked to lead off the third inning, scored on a Dorale two-out single, McDaniel worked out of trouble in each of the final four innings.

Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) drew a one-out walk in the top of the sixth before Taylor Fletcher (Linden, Va./Fauquier) went yard two batters later to turn the 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead.

After an Armacost single, Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) went deep to stretch the lead to 4-1.

Ally Galati (Milford, Pa./Cornwall Central) singled with one out in the seventh before Jackie Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cardozo) followed with a single of her own.

Davis greeted a new pitcher with an RBI single before Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) registered the Green Terror's third long ball of the game for an 8-1 lead.

After another pitching change, Fletcher was hit by a pitch and Armacost notched her third hit of the day for her first collegiate three-hit performance. Olivia Boerschinger got a pair of groundouts to get out of any further damage, though.

In the opener, Shilah Snead drew a walk to lead off the game before scoring on a Jennifer Arcella single to right center to stake Rowan to a 1-0 lead.

Arcella was hit by a pitch to lead off the third before back-to-back singles from Stephanie Labas and Ashley DeYoung doubled the advantage.

The Profs had just one base runner over the final four innings when Arcella was hit by another pitch in the fifth. McDaniel had just two base runners – a Maring fourth-inning single and Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) sixth-inning knock.

Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) threw all 14 innings, allowing nine hits and striking out 16.

The Green Terror returns to action against Otterbein and Augsburg on Thursday. The game with Otterbein starts at 9 a.m. with the game against Augsburg to follow at 11 a.m.