Softball Sweeps Past Fisher

Softball Sweeps Past Fisher

THE BASICS
Game 1 Score:
Dean College 14, Fisher College 5
Game 2 Score: Dean College 12, Fisher College 4
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

THE LEAD:
Karissa Menzinger (Centereach, N.Y.) twirled both ends of a doubleheader and host Dean College erupted for 26 runs as they swept a non-league softball twinbill from Fisher College on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs triumphed 14-5 in the first game before taking the nightcap 12-4 to collect their first two wins of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME 1:
Dean saw its offense come to life early on by scoring all 14 of their runs in the first two innings. Things started off with an Alexis Portales (San Antonio, Texas) leadoff homerun and things continued with a Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) three-run blast and a Menzinger RBI single.

The offense kept humming in the second with Portales delivering an RBI single, Cassandra Decuir (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Michelle Sessa (Tewksbury, Mass.) each recording bases loaded walks and Courtney Holden (Bridgeport, Conn.) providing a run-scoring hit.

As potent as the Bulldogs' offense proved to be, Menzinger was equally as impressive in the circle, scattering nine hits and striking out ten batters.

Portales was 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Menzinger drove in a pair of runs and Dumont had three RBI of her own.

HOW IT HAPPENED IN GAME 2:
In the nightcap, Dean actually fell behind 3-0 in the first before scoring five runs over the next two innings to take the lead.

After Portales scored on a passed ball, Dumont drove in a run on a double to left, and then Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico), Menzinger and Alexandra Langhans (Naugatuck, Conn.) all drove in runs with base hits.

In the bottom of the fourth, Langhans extended the Bulldog advantage with a three-run roundtripper.

Now ahead 8-4, Dean closed out the contest with four runs in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run single from Rios-Nevarez.

Menzinger snagged the win in the circle for the Bulldogs, allowing just two earned runs.

Offensively, for Dean, Dumont, Langhans, Menzinger and Rios-Nevarez all had two hits.

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs are slated to be back in action on Friday when they host a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) doubleheader with Becker College beginning at 2:00 p.m.