Cardinals Fall to Amherst, 6-1

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

THE BASICS: 

Score: Amherst 6, Wesleyan 1
Records: Wesleyan (9-14, 0-3 NESCAC); Amherst (20-6, 7-0 NESCAC)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Softball Field)
Date: Friday, April 14th
Time: 5 p.m.
The Lead: The Wesleyan University softball team fell to Little Three rival Amherst College by a 6-1 score on Friday night. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Julia Turner hit a bases clearing triple to center with two outs in the fourth to give the Mammoths a 3-0 lead.
  • The Cardinals put runners on first and second in the bottom of the fourth but were unable to get a run across.
  • Amherst added three more runs in the top of the fifth on a 2-run double from Alena Marovitz and an RBI single from Kate Kopatic to go ahead 6-0.
  • Jo Jo Diaz '20 scored on a passed ball to make the score 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth.
  • Christina Zaccardi '17 made a great diving catch in center to rob Ally Kido of an extra-base hit in the top of the seventh.
  • The Mammoths would retire the Cardinals in order in the bottom of the seventh as they claimed the 6-1 win. 

BY THE NUMBERS:

UP NEXT:

  • The Little Three rivals will conclude their series tomorrow, Saturday April 15th, with a double-header in Amherst, Mass. Game one will begin at 1 p.m. with game two beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

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