Softball concedes to Widener on Senior Day

Thank you, seniors!!
Thank you, seniors!!

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College softball team nearly picked up the split on Senior Day before Widener escaped with a pair of wins on the Blazers' Senior Day in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play. The Pride captured game one 11-2 in six innings and came back for a 6-5 win in game two.

Inside the Box Scores

  • Jules Baker went 3 for 6 over the two games with a double and three runs scored.
  • Cailyn Barthlow was 3 for 7, homered and scored three times.
  • Maddie Walter and Kiley Banks both pitched complete games but took the losses. Banks was 2 for 3 as a hitter in the second game.

Widener 11, Hood 2 (6 innings)

  • Widener used a nine-run sixth inning to break the game open. Hood committed several errors in the inning and Widener's Carli Benozich capped the scoring with a three-run homer.
  • Benovich also drove in a run during a two-run first inning for the Pride. 
  • Hood tied the game in the fourth with a pair of runs. Baker doubled and Barthlow singled to put a pair of runners on. Kaitlin Barron drove both runners in with a two-out, two-run single.
  • After Widener scored twice in the first, Walter did not allow another hit before running into trouble in the sixth. The complete game was her 18th of the season.
  • Widener's Kait Jaworski went the distance for the win.

Widener 6, Hood 5

  • Lindsey Cooper hit a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh to give Widener the sweep.
  • Hood trailed 2-0 before Barthlow's first career homer tied the game in the third.
  • Jasmine Webster gave Hood the lead with a double that drove in Baker, who also scored on Barthlow's homer, to make it 3-2 in the fifth. Katelyn Long added a sacrifice fly in the inning to stretch it to a two-run lead.
  • After a two-run double by Mikaela Lovell tied the game in the top of the sixth, the Blazers reclaimed the lead, 5-4, on a run-scoring single by Caitlin Gosline.
  • Baker, Barthlow, Specht and Banks all had two hits in the game.
  • Banks pitched her sixth complete game of the year.
  • Jaworski picked up her second win of the day in relief.

Notes

  • Before the game, Hood honored seniors Barron, Maddy Collins, Long and Webster for their contributions to the program.
  • The contests completed Hood's season.
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