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Softball Sweeps Past Buccaneers In Non-League Twinbill

Softball Sweeps Past Buccaneers In Non-League Twinbill

Game 1 Score:
Dean College 10, Massachusetts Maritime 2
Game 2 Score: Dean College 10, Massachusetts Maritime 1
Records: Dean College (3-11), Massachusetts Maritime (0-6)
Location: Rollins Field, Buzzards Bay, Mass.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM

GAME 1: Dean College 10, Massachusetts Maritime 2
Powered by an offense that banged out 15 hits and stole seven bases, Dean College won the opening game of their twinbill with Massachusetts Maritime, 10-2, in five innings.

The contest, which was moved to the Buccaneers' field, saw Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) go an impressive 4-for-4 with three stolen bases and her first collegiate homerun.

Meanwhile, Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) and Karissa Menzinger (Centereach, N.Y.) each had three hits for the Bulldogs.

After MMA scored a pair of unearned runs in the first, Dean responded with six runs in the bottom of the frame as Menzinger drove in two runs with a single and Seacord brought in another with her second hit of the inning.

The Bulldogs were right back at it in the second when three straight singles by Menzinger, Makenzie Souza (New Bedford, Mass.) and Bridget McDonough (North Reading, Mass.) loaded the bases for Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.), who drove in two more.

After Seacord blasted a solo shot to deep left center for another run in the third, Dean ended the game when Menzinger drove in another run with a single to right in the bottom of the fifth.

Souza and McDonough each had two hits for the Bulldogs, while Menzinger, who drove in three runs and scored two more, allowed just three hits and struck out five in the circle.

GAME 2: Dean College 10, Massachusetts Maritime 1
The Bulldogs continued their offensive attack, using a strong performance in the circle from Nelson and some timely hitting to send themselves to a sweep of the Buccaneers with a 10-1 win.

Once again Dean fell behind in the first inning – this time 1-0 – but as they did in the opener, they wasted little time taking control of the contest.

After Seacord walked and stole second, she raced home on a double from Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.) and then two more runs came home on a Menzinger single.

Things stayed quiet until the bottom of the fourth when Dean pushed seven runs across as Olivia Cassidy (Concord, Mass.), Miranda Marquez (San Pedro, Calif.), Seacord and McDonough all drove in runs ahead of Courtney Holden (Bridgeport, Conn.), who delivered the biggest blow with a three-run double.

Nelson did the rest, as she retired the final eight batters of the game on her way to a three-hit, one-run allowed effort.

Dean is back in action on Thursday when they play host to Norwich University on at 3:00 PM.