Tuesday, March 27
Messiah 9-3, Gettysburg 3-2
Messiah College struck early in both ends of a non-conference softball doubleheader against Gettysburg on Tuesday and the Falcons made the leads stick, taking game one 9-3 and holding on for a 3-2 win in the nightcap at Bobby Jones Field.
Haverford 3-2, Washington College 8-6
Host Washington College swept Haverford for the third straight season in a Centennial Conference softball doubleheader this afternoon at Washington College Softball Field. The Shorewomen downed the Fords, 8-3, in game one and rallied to post a 6-2 win in the second game with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Shorewomen improve to 12-7 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Fords drop to 8-5-1 and 0-2 respectively. Washington is 4-0 in Centennial play for just the second time, the other time being in 1995.
McDaniel 4-8, Dickinson 1-0
Freshman Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford, pictured above) recorded 20 strikeouts over 12 innings of work to set a new program record for strikeouts in a single season, leading McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Dickinson in the Centennial Conference (CC) softball opener for both teams on Tuesday. The Green Terror (10-6, 2-0 CC) took the opener 4-1 before plating six first-inning runs in the nightcap to key an 8-0, five-inning victory. Carly Jordan recorded two hits to lead the Red Devils (4-14, 0-2 CC), who Brehm limited to seven hits in the two games.
Muhlenberg 11-11, Swarthmore 5-3
The Mules hit three home runs, all of which landed on the new field, en route to an 11-5 win in the opener. The offensive outburst continued into the second game as they collected five extra-base hits to complete the sweep during their final trip to the soon-to-be Old Clothier Field with an 11-3 victory. The three home runs tied the school single-game record, and the 22 runs are the most in a doubleheader since 2006.
Ursinus 3-7, Franklin & Marshall 4-5
Franklin & Marshall split a pair of games against Centennial Conference (CC) opponent Ursinus on Tuesday afternoon. The Diplomats (8-10, 1-3 CC) needed extra innings but came away with a 4-3 win in the first game, while the Bears (7-4, 1-1 CC) took the second contest 7-5.
Monday, March 26
Elizabethtown 4-9, Ursinus 0-7
Playing for the first time in 18 days, the Ursinus College softball team drop their home opener to Elizabethtown by scores of 4-0 and 9-7 on a windy Monday afternoon.