Softball Splits with Oneonta State and Sage

Hope Shevchuk

Winter Garden, FL --- The WPI softball team split an pair of afternoon games at the NTC Spring Games on Tuesday. The Engineers rebounded from an 8-1 setback to Oneonta State with a 13-0 (5 inn.) win against Sage.

The Crimson and Gray (5-1) tallied 10 runs in the first inning of the evening matchup with Sage (0-5). The uprising began with a 2-RBI single by Ashlyn Bedard (Hampstead, NH) and saw Hope Shevchuk (Burlington, CT) double in a run.

WPI added three more in the second with a RiAnna May (Westminster, CO) 2-RBI double and an Ama Biney (Worcester, MA) run-producing single up the middle.

Biney went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored as Shevchuk batted 2-for-3 with an RBI, a double and two runs scored. May (2-for-3) also had a day with three RBI, two runs and a double.

Clare Doolin (Newton, MA), who was named ECAC Division III New England Pitcher of the Week as the game was in progress, allowed one hit, struck out four and walked two in the complete game effort.

The matinee game saw the Engineers tested by Oneonta State (4-1), a team that made the NCAA tournament last spring.

WPI produced the first run of the day when May drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the first. From there, the Red Dragons went ahead in the second with a five-run surge. They tacked the final three runs of the contest in the third. 

Kristin Gallagher (Coventry, RI) logged three of the five WPI hits while Caroline Medino (Pompton Lakes, NJ) and Kelsey Saucier (Worcester, MA) combined to strike out three batters in three innings. Casey Arpin (Uxbridge, MA) fanned one and did not allow a hit through the final three frames.

WPI will enjoy an off day before taking on North Park (IL) at 1pm and Bethany (WV) at 3pm on Thursday.