HARTFORD, Conn. - Sophomore Kelly Anderson (Exeter, NH) homered in the first game and sophomore catcher Steph Ruel (Biddeford, ME) highlighted an 11-run fifth inning with a home run in the second game to lead Plymouth State College to a sweep of Trinity College, 5-2 and 14-11, in non-conference softball action Sunday afternoon.
Junior Jen Moulton (Bow, NH) went the distance for the Panthers in the first game, allowing five hits and striking out four to improve to 6-9. Junior Beth Mooradian tossed a four-hitter in a losing effort for the Bantams.
Anderson's home run in the opener, a two-run blast in the third inning that gave PSC a 2-1 lead, was her second of the season. Senior Kerry Bickford (Belmont, NH) also had a double and two RBI, and Amanda Murphy (Canton, CT) drove in another insurance run in the sixth.
Ruel's home run in the nightcap was her second of the season. She finished with two hits, four RBI and three runs scored. Sophomore Jennell Carter (Allenstown, NH) also had three hits and three RBI, and Lorienne Fink (Laconia, NH) had two hits. Junior Heather Gadourey (North Billerica, MA) picked up the win in relief of Scarlette Mellow (East Hampstead, NH).
The Panthers snap a six-game losing skid with the victories, and improve to 11-25 overall. Trinity finishes the season with a 15-20 record. PSC begins the Little East Conference play-offs Wednesday (May 5) at Western Connecticut (4:00 p.m.). PSC is the sixth seed, and WCSU (25-16) is the third seed.
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