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Marini records pair of hits in victory

Melissa Marini (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Melissa Marini (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (18-9) 15, Trinity (D.C.) (0-9) 4 (5 inn.)
What: Centennial Conference (CC) softball game
When:
Friday, Apr. 12
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel scored nine runs in the first inning to key a 15-4 win over Trinity (D.C.).

THE LEADERS
Melissa Marini (Catonsville, Md./George Washington Carver) led the Green Terror with two hits and an RBI.
Raegan Jackson (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) went 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

FOR THE FOES
• Allison Barrera had a two-run double in the fourth inning to lead the Tigers.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Mattie Whalen (Magnolia, N.J./Sterling) led off the bottom of the first with a double to center. A pair of walks and a Raegan Jackson two-run single made it a 2-0 game. After a walk, error and hit batter, Keilani Rebolla (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) singled down the line for a 5-0 lead. Three straight bases-loaded walks and a Jackson single capped the nine-run first inning.
• Three walks and a hit batter gave Trinity its first run with two outs in the fourth inning before a second hit batter and Allison Barrera two-run double into the gap made it 9-4.
Megan Horsey (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) and Madison Froemel (Suffolk, Va./Kings Fork) capped three-walk days to start the fourth before a Jackson single made it 10-4. Melinda Morgan (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) followed with a two-run double and Miranda Thompson (Columbia, Md./Atholton) added a double of her own for a 13-4 advantage. Run-producing singles from Melissa Marini and Whalen set the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Game two was cancelled due to rain and wet field conditions.
Paige Bleyer (Cambridge, Md./Cambridge South Dorchester) pitched 3 2/3 innings to pick up the win. She struck out seven.
Mattie Whalen also had two hits.
Melinda Morgan and Miranda Thompson had two RBIs each.
• Megan Horsey and Madison Froemel went 0-for-0 officially with three walks.
Julia Dimmick (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) picked up her first colleigate hit in the game.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. The first game begins at 1 p.m.

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