Sage College Sweeps MCLA Softball
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Trailblazers softball team lost a pair to Sage College by scores of 12-1 and 11-1.
MCLA was down 3-0 in the fourth when Kelly Pirzl doubled home Kendra Hinkell. Pirzl stole third with two outs, but Kendra Hobbs grounded out to end the inning. MCLA didn't get another hit the rest of the game.
Hillary Faas led with a double and two RBIs as the Gators exploded for five runs in the top of the seventh to blow open the action. Rookie outfielder Samantha Woitkoski added a 3-for-5 effort with two RBIs for the Gators.
Senior Tiffany Bezio drove in a pair of runs in Sage College's 17-hit performance.
Junior pitcher Kelsey Newberg earned the win for Sage, working four innings with one unearned run off five hits. Ainsley MacDonald took the loss for MCLA. She went 6 1/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs on 14 hits and six walks.
In game two Pirzl took the loss for MCLA, allowing 11 runs on seven hits and four walks. Junior Rachel Smith drove in a pair of runs and earned the win for Sage after a five-inning effort in which she scattered two hits and struck out nine.
MCLA was down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, but tied it up. Kaitland Hager walked with one out, advanced to second on a wild pitch and third on a groundout. Hager scored when Angelica Perfido struck out, but reached on a wild pitch.
Faas was 2-for-4 in the nightcap, tallied four RBIs and connected on her third home run of the year, a solo shot in the fourth to give the Gators a 7-1 lead.
MCLA had single runners on in the second, third and fourth innings, but couldn't string any hits together. Hager had a hit and a walk and Ashley Kelley had the other Trailblazer hit in game two.
Sage returns to action on April 21 hosting Farmingdale State College in an 11 a.m. MCLA will play at Salem State at 1p.m. on Saturday.