BOSTON, Mass. – The Regis College softball team dropped both games of their doubleheader against Simmons University on Saturday, falling in game one 12-2 and losing the second game 8-0.
Game One: Simmons 12, Regis 2
The Pride started with a jolt of energy in the first inning when Ellery Rasmussen (Kingston, N.H.) hit a home run over the left field wall, the Pride's first home run of the season. However, the Pride lead did not last long as two runs came across home plate after an error by the right fielder in the bottom of the first inning to give the Sharks the lead.
Up 2-1 going into the bottom of the second inning, the Sharks continued to build their lead. A wild pitch brought Alex Morang home from third base and also moved runners to second and third base. Ivy Vann then hit a single through the middle bringing in two runs. The Sharks added another run in the inning to go up 6-1 on the Pride.
Simmons scored off a third inning triple by Morang that brought in Maddie Castigliego. Danielle Carson grounded out to second base which was enough to bring in Morang. Simmons added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Rasmussen singled to left field which would lead to an RBI triple by Erin Murphy to add a run for the Pride in the fifth and final inning of the game.
Game Two: Simmons 8, Regis 0
Alyssa Ward (Webster, Mass.) threw 109 pitches, 70 of them strikes (64.2%) in an 8-0 loss to the Sharks. Hailey Yabroudy of Simmons struck out three while allowing four hits. Vann hit three of the Sharks' five triples in the game.
After a scoreless first inning, with the Sharks' Marissa Santoro on third, Morang hit a single up the middle to bring in Santoro for the first run of the game. Vann would hit her first triple of the day in the bottom of the third, and then Christie Bott connected with a single to left field that resulted in Vann crossing the plate, putting the Sharks up 2-0.
In the fifth, Vann would again hit a triple to set up another Bott single that brought Vann home. After Bott advanced to third, Shannon McMahon hit a single through the middle for an RBI. After a Morang walk put runners on first and second base, Allie Mulhern singled up the middle to bring in the runner from second. The game would end after the Sharks scored three runs in the sixth inning.
Simmons (8-16, 2-0 GNAC) will be in action tomorrow Sunday, Apr. 7 when they travel to take on Albertus Magnus.
Regis (3-15, 0-2 GNAC) will play a divisional doubleheader against St. Joseph (Conn.), who makes the trip to the Regis Softball Field tomorrow, Sunday, Apr. 7 starting at 1 p.m. The Pride will then take a short break from conference play, taking on Wentworth on Wednesday, Apr. 10, before playing Rivier.