First-year Kirsten Pelletier (Sidney, Maine) earned her first collegiate victory by tossing a complete game four-hitter in the Bobcats’ 15-3 victory over Pitt.-Greensburg Friday afternoon.
Pelletier (1-1) allowed three runs on the aforementioned four hits, walking four and striking out five to earn the win.
First-year India Woolmington (New York, N.Y.) led the offensive charge by going 3-5 with a run scored, three doubles and three runs batted in. Junior Tori Fitzgerald (Holliston, Mass.) went 3-5 with a run scored and a run batted in. First-year Julia Treadwell (Falmouth, Maine) went 2-5 with two runs scored and fellow first-year Julia Panepinto (Buffalo, N.Y.) tallied a 2-3 day at the plate with three runs scored, a double and a run batted in.
The Bobcats scored three runs in the third to take the lead for good.
Sophomore Andrea Russo (Cheshire, Conn.) tripled in a pair of runs to get Bates on the board. An error plated Russo to extend the Bobcat lead to 3-0.
After Pitt.-Greensburg got a run back in the bottom half of the frame, Bates responded with a run in the top of the fourth. Treadwell singled to start the inning. Woolmington followed with a double and one out later Panepinto drove in Treadwell with a sacrifice fly to make the score 4-1 in favor of the Bobcats.
The Bobcats added two more in the fifth.
Sophomore Mimi Crowley (Barnstable, Mass.) tripled leading off the inning. Senior Maddie Inlow (Falmouth, Maine) doubled in Crowley. Fitzgerald drew a walk and Treadwell reached on a fielder’s choice. Woolmington followed with an RBI double, driving in Pelletier.
After Pitt.-Greensburg responded with two in the bottom of the fifth, Bates plated two runs in the sixth.
Panepinto doubled and scored on an error to make the score 7-3 in favor of Bates. One out later, another error extended the lead to 8-3.
The Bobcats blew the game open in the seventh with seven runs. Fitzgerald and Woolmington delivered the big hits in the inning with an RBI single and a two-RBI double respectively.