Game 1 Score: Curry College 21, Dean College 2
Game 2 Score: Curry College 14, Dean College 11
Records: Curry College (7-5), Dean College (0-10)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Game 1: Curry College 21, Dean College 2
The visiting Colonels rapped out 24 hits led by a monster 5-for-5 performance at the plate from Liana Duarte and Curry took the opening game, 21-2.
In addition to Duarte, Taylor Newcomb went 4-for-4, and three others – Jocelyn Dimond, Jordan Perzan and Kiana Lloyd – all collected three hits.
Down 3-0 after the top half of the first inning, Dean grabbed one back when Madisyn Butler (Richfield Springs, N.Y.) raced around the bases for her first career homerun.
Curry responded by scoring nine straight runs over the next two innings, including a two-run homerun from Perzan in the third.
The Bulldogs other run came in the bottom of the third when Butler singled and then scored on a Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.) double to center.
Butler (2) and Smith (2) accounted for four of the five Dean hits in the opener, with the other coming off of the bat of Makenzie Souza (New Bedford, Mass.).
Game 2: Curry College 14, Dean College 11
Curry scored three runs in the top of the sixth in what would be game's final inning because of darkness and the Colonels escaped with a twinbill sweep following their 14-11 triumph.
It was actually Dean that jumped out on top with two runs in the first when Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.) walked with the bases loaded and when Butler stole home.
After Curry took a 4-2 lead in the top of the third, the Bulldogs erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the frame highlighted by a three-run homerun from Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) and a two-run double from Butler.
The Colonels answered back with seven runs of their own in the top of the fourth, which included a three-run homerun from Michaela Colleran.
Curry retook the lead – this time for good – when pinch runner Allison May scored on a wild pitch and then Duarte came home on a sacrifice fly. The Colonels final run came on a run scoring groundout from starting pitcher Newcomb.