|Smith College||Husson University|
The Eagles (9-5) started scoring early on in the game with a quick homerun by Arika Brochu sending younger sister, Briana Brochu, home along with her for two RBI’s.
Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the fifth when Husson struck again. B. Brochu sent a hard double into center field which gave Caitlin Bean enough time to dash home, putting Husson up 3-0. Bean had entered the game as a pinch runner for Morgan Coleman who’d singled herself onto first and continued on to second after a wild pitch.
The game really picked up in the sixth inning as both teams saw runs score. Coleman for the Eagles, helped add on two more runs with a solid double to center which sent Sarah Bragg and Jen Jones home. Going into the bottom of the sixth, the Pioneers (0-2) attempted to make a comeback as the first batter, Rowan Turner, stepped up to the plate smashing the ball out of the park for a homerun. Unfortunately for Smith, the Husson defense was just too strong to overcome as the inning came to a close.
With the bases loaded, Nicole Andrade entered into the play in the top of the seventh. She knocked in a single, advancing Chloe Gorey directly home as the Eagles walked away with a 6-1 victory.
From the Pioneer’s bench, three players contributed two hits each, Brittney Blokker, Ally Snyder, and Rowan Turner. Turner not only contributed offensively for Smith with the only run and RBI, but defensively she pitched the first six innings until Jessica Flohr subbed her out for the final inning. Turner struck out four players while giving up one two walks.
In the circle for Husson, Courtney McIntyre split the game with Jones taking over the last four innings. Overall, McIntyre only allowed four hits and zero walks while Jones gave up six hits and two walks, but also tossed out two K’s.
Coleman had an impressive game in the batter’s box, hitting 3-for-3 with two RBI’s. A. Brochu followed in suit, batting 2-for-3 while also contributed two RBI’s plus a run of her own from her homer.