Game 1 Score: Regis College 8, Dean College 4
Game 2 Score: Dean College 10, Elms College 2
Records: Dean College (4-14), Regis College (3-13)
Location: Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Game 1: Regis College 8, Dean College 4
Regis College scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and the host Pride rallied for an 8-4 win over Dean College in the opening game of a non-league softball twinbill on Tuesday evening.
The Bulldogs actually took an early lead when Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.) blasted a solo homerun to left field in the top of the second inning.
That lead increased in the third when Madisyn Butler (Richfield Springs, N.Y.) crushed a two-run blast that gave Dean a 3-0 edge.
Regis got a run back in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Brianna Napoleone and then added the aforementioned six runs highlighted by a two-run single from Nikki Papadopolos.
After the Pride pushed a pair of unearned runs across in the fifth, Dean did cut into the lead in the seventh when pinch runner Emily Whelton (Dracut, Mass.) scored on a Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) single but that would be as close as the Bulldogs would get.
Seacord went 3-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases, while Butler and Nelson each had two hits.
Game 2: Dean College 11, Elms College 0
Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) crushed a grand slam in the top of the seventh to seal the twinbill split with Dean taking the nightcap with Regis, 9-2.
The Bulldogs led from wire-to-wire in the second game beginning when Seacord scored on a Butler sacrifice fly in the first.
An unearned run in the fourth doubled up the Dean edge, but the Pride sliced that in half with a single run in the fourth.
After two more runs came home for Dean in the top of the sixth, Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) brought in another on an RBI single in the seventh, setting the stage for Dumont, who launched her seventh career homerun into the night sky.
Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.), spun a complete game four-hitter, allowing just one earned run to collect her second win the circle for the Bulldogs.
Rios-Nevarez had three hits for Dean, whose offense was aided by a combined nine stolen bases.
Dean is back in action on Saturday when they host Newbury for a 12:00 PM first pitch in their NECC opener.