McDaniel sweeps doubleheader from Franklin & Marshall

McDaniel sweeps doubleheader from Franklin & Marshall

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WESTMINSTER, Md. -- Brittany Jarboe notched three hits and three runs scored to lead McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Tuesday.

The Green Terror (11-6, 2-0 CC) took the opener 3-2 before needing nine innings in game two to complete the sweep, 8-7.

 Jessica Feldman and Lauren Incorvaia rapped out four hits apiece to pace the Diplomats (12-10, 2-4 CC), who built a 7-5 lead in the top of the ninth inning of the nightcap before surrendering the lead in the bottom of the frame.

Jarboe led off the inning with a single before Jordan Beans sacrificed her to second. After a Samantha Staub single up the middle plated Jarboe, Lauren Toomey drew a walk to put runners at first and second.

An Erinne Warrenfeltz loaded the bases before an error allowed both Devon Fogarty a pinch runner for Staub  and Toomey to score with the winning runs.

In a game filled with nine combined errors and 13 unearned runs, Franklin & Marshall took advantage of a first-inning miscue with an Incorvaia double and Kristina Fietkiewicz RBI groundout to build an early 2-0 lead.

A pair of third-inning Diplomat errors led to five unearned runs, giving McDaniel a 5-2 lead.

A Feldman double and Fietkiewicz run-scoring single pulled the visitors within 5-3 in the top of the fifth.

An error and Kelly Marchisio double keyed a top of the seventh that knotted the game and forced extra innings. Back-to-back errors and a Samantha Basuk two-run single gave Franklin & Marshall a two-run lead in the top of the ninth.

In the first game, the Green Terror grabbed a 3-0 lead after two innings with three unearned tallies.

A Marchisio single and Caitlin Elfring double in the third pulled the Diplomats within 3-1.

Mancino and Incorvaia combined a single run in the top of the seventh but could not push the tying run across.