Panthers fall to Babson before defeating Washington & Jefferson
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Plymouth State University softball team split a doubleheader on Thursday on day six of the spring trip to the National Training Center, losing to Babson College in the opener, 11-2, in six innings, and then defeating Washington & Jefferson College in the nightcap, 6-4.
Junior Abrie Davis (Amherst, N.H.) went 2-for-2 with two RBI's in the first game despite the Panther loss. Babson pitcher Brooke Stock pitched a complete game to lift Babson to the 11-2 victory.
Sophomore Lindsey Hall (Midlothian, Va.) sparked the offense for Plymouth State in game two with two RBI's and a double to help lift the Panthers to a 6-4 victory.
Plymouth State finished the day 7-5 on the season, while Babson is now 8-3 and Washington & Jefferson is 1-7.
NCAA Division III College Softball
at National Training Center, Clermont, Fla. – Thursday, March 23, 2017
Babson 11, Plymouth State 2 (6 inn.)
Plymouth State 6, Wash. & Jeff. 4
Records: Plymouth State 7-5; Babson 8-3; Wash. & Jeff. 1-7
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
* Davis hit an RBI double in the first inning and then picked up another RBI on a single in the third.
* Babson had eight players pick up at least one RBI
* Stock notched her fifth win going the distance giving up six hits, two earned runs, and throwing six strikeouts.
* Babson sealed the deal in the top of the sixth picking up six runs on seven hits
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
* Hall's double in the top of the first scored two Panther runs early, she would leader come around and score thanks to a fielder's choice by freshman Jen Landers (Berlin, N.H.)
* Landers and sophomore Cassidy Emerson (Concord, N.H.) both collected their first RBI this season, for Landers her first as a Panther.
* Sophomore Kayla Mathieu (Fairfax, Vt.) went 6.1 innings relinquishing only one earned run to notch her second victory this season.
* Junior Allison Moylan (Methuen, Mass.) faced the last three batters to capture her first career Plymouth State save.
* The Panthers will play their final two games of the trip on Friday, March 24, when they battle Middlebury College at 9:00 a.m., followed by Luther College at 11:30 a.m.
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