CLERMONT, Fla. – The Plymouth State University softball team suffered a pair of losses to New England schools Tuesday in a pair of non-conference games played in Florida. PSU lost to Wellesley College in the first game, 5-3, and dropped the second game to Bowdoin College, 6-2.
The Panthers took a 3-0 lead after two innings in the first game but the bats went silent the rest of the way and Wellesley came back for the win. PSU scored a run in the first inning on a wild pitch, and sophomore Amy Green (Atkinson, N.H.) capped a two-run rally in the second inning with an RBI single.
Freshman Diana Bean (Danvers, Mass.) pitched shutout ball for the first four innings in the complete-game effort but got touched for four runs in the fifth inning and took the loss.
Bowdoin scored two runs in the first inning and added two more in both the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from PSU. The Panthers got on the board in the sixth inning when junior Andrea Pydynkowski (Danvers, Mass.) and senior Sammi Romano (Kingston, N.H./Sanborn Regional) hit singles, and pinch runner Kristen Vibberts (West Hartford, Conn.) came around to score on an infield error. Romano added another run for the Panthers in the seventh inning when she walked and circled the bases on an error, a fielder’s choice and a passed ball.
PSU freshman starter Dom Heres (Salem, N.H.) worked six innings against the Polar Bears and took the loss.
After a day off on Wednesday, PSU returns to action Thursday in Florida with games against Middlebury at 5:30 p.m. and MIT at 7:30 p.m.
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