Pitching leads Softball to sweep of Worcester State

Pitching leads Softball to sweep of Worcester State

North Adams, MA- The MCLA Softball team allowed just one run all afternoon as they swept past the visiting Worcester State Lancers 8-0 and 7-1 in MASCAC action.  The Trailblazers improve to 10-18 overall but are now 5-5 in the conference.  The Lancers drop to 6-30 overall and are 5-7 in the conference.

Game One: MCLA 8 - Worcester St. 0 (five innings)

The opening game was scoreless after two innings of play.  The Trailblazers finally broke through with four runs in the third inning to take control.  Kaylyn Holliday started the scoring with an RBI single scoring Kayla Baker for a 1-0 lead.  Erika Quackenbush ripped another RBI single scoring Kara Adams to make it 2-0.  MCLA would add two more runs on  Nevada Nelsen's sacrifice fly and Sam Feinstein drew a walk with the bases loaded to increase the lead to 4-0.

The Trailblazers tacked on another run in the fifth inning on Quackenbush's sac fly and then ended the contest with a three run fifth.  Adams had the key hit as she hit a bases loaded gapper bringing home all three runs to end the contest.

Feinstein earned the win as she went the distance allowing just two hits.  She struck out two batters.  

Adams and Alanza Quinones each had three hits to pace the offense.  Adams had three RBI's while Quackenbush had two.

Game Two: MCLA 7 - Worcester State 1

In the nightcap, the Lancers scored a run in the top of the first, but the lead was short lived.  MCLA exploded for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and chased Lancer starter Liv Larson.  

Nevada Nelsen started the scoring with an RBI single.  Quinones added one of her own to give MCLA the lead at 2-1.  A walk to Trinity Shellard brought home another and then Cassie Crosier belted a two run double to left to increase the lead to 5-1.   Adams would cap the inning with a sac fly and MCLA led 6-1.

Neither team would generate much offense the rest of the way as MCLA tacked on an insurance tally in the fifth on a Quinones sac fly to make it 7-1.

Morgan Watson did the rest as she went all 7 innings to improve to 2-2 on the season.  She allowed just three hits in recording the win.  Crosier led the offense with a pair of hits as the Trailblazers outhit the Lancers 6-3 in the win.

MCLA is off until Monday when they head to Bridgewater State for a doubleheader starting at 3pm.