Mules Drag Softball Sweep Out of Lancaster
Box Score Game 2
LANCASTER, Pa. – Muhlenberg pounded out 24 hits, including four home runs over the course of a Centennial Conference (CC) softball sweep of Franklin & Marshall. The Mules (8-10, 3-1 CC) captured the first game 11-3, then defeated the Diplomats (12-8, 2-2 CC) 5-3 in the nightcap.
Muhlenberg catcher, RiRi Ferrigno hit two home runs and two doubles in her four at bats to pile up six RBIs in the first game. Her first double of the game gave Muhlenberg a 2-0 lead in the first. She led off the third inning with a home run that made it a 4-2 Muhlenberg game. She was intentionally walked in the fourth, then hit a two run blast in the sixth to make it 6-2.
Mules’ designated player, Maggie Scarpelli, then scorched a line drive into the chest of Diplomats’ starter, Meredith Morgan, ending her day. Morgan came off of the field under her own power. She took the loss working five-and-two-thirds. She allowed six runs, five earned, and struck out six.
The Mules pitcher, Ashley Brewer, limited F&M to three hits and struck out eight in a complete game. She picked up the win to move to 4-5 on the season.
After getting on the board first, the Diplomats fell behind 4-1 in the second game.
Jess Mancino led off the F&M first by reaching on a bunt, and was driven home on a Kristina Fietkiewicz double. Muhlenberg responded when Jess Kasza hit a solo home run in the third. Samantha Crist hit a two-run shot in the fifth, the same inning in which Ferrigno drove in her lone RBI of the game.
Sam Basuk made things interesting with a two-out double that plated Barbara Sasson and Jess Feldmen, each of whom got on board with a hit to make it 4-3. Mules’ starter, Alyssa Bruckner, yielded the circle to Brewer. The Mules gave her an insurance run in the top of the seventh.
The Diplomats loaded the bags against Brewer in the seventh, but saw the game come to an end on a 1-2-3 double play, securing Bruckner’s (4-5) win and Brewer’s first save of the year.
F&M picked up 10 hits in the nightcap with Mancino leading the way with a 3-for-4 effort. Feldman went 2-for-4. Both scored a run for F&M.
The Diplomats twinbill slated for Sunday against PSU-Hazelton, has been postponed to Friday, April 10. The Diplomats next see action on Tuesday at McDaniel.