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Wesleyan Falls 5-0 to No. 3 Williams in Regular-Season Finale

Collins-Pisano went 2-3 (Jonas Powell '18).
Collins-Pisano went 2-3 (Jonas Powell '18).

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan softball (12-21, 1-10) team fell 5-0 to No. 3 Williams (31-4, 12-0) in its regular-season finale on Sunday morning.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Ephs looked to get on the board in the first when Rebecca Duncan walked, Kirstin Mapes singled down the left field line and Gabi Medvene-Cirigliano walked to load the bases, but Wesleyan recorded the final out, leaving all Williams' runners stranded.
  • In the Cardinal's half of the inning, Maddie Ikeda hit a perfectly placed single between the pitcher and second base, before Marina Williams singled up the middle and Sophia Sciarappa walked to load the bases. Later, Eph pitcher Mapes came up big, striking out two-straight to deny Wesleyan of a score.
  • Jenny Hickey walked to start the next at-bat, but was caught stealing second. Later, with runners on first and second, a fielder's choice putout Jenkin at third, before a double up the middle scored Kristina Alvarado to give Williams a 1-0 edge.
  • The Ephs got things going in the fourth when Alvarado bunted to score Hickey, before touching home on a double down the left line by Jessica Kim. Later, with runners on second and third, Wesleyan looked to end the inning on a double play at home after getting the batter out, but Kim just barely crossed to make it 4-0.
  • The Cardinals threatened in the fifth when Alyssa DaSilva singled, before advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt and later stealing third, but Wesleyan was unable to plate a run, leaving runners on first and third.
  • Williams extended its lead in the seventh when pinch hitter Emma Corbett doubled to right center, driving in Duncan for the 5-0 advantage.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Brenna Monroe suffered the loss for Wesleyan, allowing four runs on eight hits over four innings of work.
  • Courtney Collins-Pisano went 2-3, while DaSilva and Ikeda each went 1-2 for the Cardinals.
  • For Williams, Mapes pitched a complete game shutout, allowing five hits, while striking out seven.
  • Duncan was a perfect 3-3 with a double and an RBI, Corbett went 1-1 pinch-hitting, while three different Ephs went 1-2.