Gettysburg Sweeps Softball
LANCASTER, Pa. - Gettysburg swept Franklin & Marshall 7-0 and 10-2 in a Centennial Conference softball double-header on Tuesday. Kristy Rubino limited the Diplomats (7-17, 4-8 CC) to three hits in her shutout in the opener while F&M allowed six unearned runs. The Bullets (13-12, 5-7 CC) limited F&M to five hits in game two while posting six early runs to spark the mercy-shortened win.
Rubino struck out three F&M batters and issued a pair of walks in her shutout to improve to 7-6. The game-winning run, scored in the second inning, was Gettysburg's only earned run in the contest. Jess Wallick's leadoff double eventually made it 1-0 after a Bonnie Crouthamel wild pitch. Crouthamel fell to 4-11 with the loss in spite of throwing a solid game. She limited the Bullets to six hits and struck out three, but wilted in the circle under the heat of six F&M errors.
Erin Ober did the bulk of the damage in game one, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Ali Iacobucci also knocked in two runs for Gettysburg.
Gettysburg posted 15 hits in the second game, while F&M again committed six errors, leading to the 10-2 final after five innings. All nine of the Bullets' starters picked up at least a hit with six getting a pair. Jessica Wallick drove three runs in and Sarah Woodbury plated two. Three different players touched the plate twice for Gettysburg.
Beth McCullough improved to 6-5 with the victory. She fanned five fummers and allowed as many hits. Kristina Fietkiewicz hit a home run in the fourth for F&M.
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at Swarthmore.