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Softball Earns Second-Consecutive NEWMAC Sweep; Defeats Clark Twice

Softball Earns Second-Consecutive NEWMAC Sweep; Defeats Clark Twice

Worcester, Mass. - April 12, 2019 - The Springfield College softball team picked up two wins over Clark University on Friday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play, as the Pride defeated the Cougars, 3-0, in game one before winning 10-4 in game two.

The wins bring Springfield College to 15-11 overall with an 8-4 record in league play. The Pride has now won six its last seven contests.

Springfield College will now return to Potter Field on Saturday, April 13 for a doubleheader with nationall-ranked MIT. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.

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Springfield College 3, Clark University 0 -- Game One

Springfield College scored once in the top of the fourth and twice in the top of the seventh en route to a 3-0 win over Clark University in NEWMAC action on Friday afternoon.

Senior Shelby Allen (Oakland, N.J.) pitched a complete game and held the Cougars to just one hit, while striking out a career-best 12 batters. Allen and Allie Wheeler (Agawam, Mass.) both had RBI in the win.

In the top of the fourth, Yaixsa Vargas (Waterbury, Conn.) fouled out to left field, but Alexyss Conley (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) tagged up and came home to give the maroon and white a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh, Allen singled to left which allowed Ava Fernandez (Cedar Grove, N.J.) to come home, before Wheeler reached on a fielder's choice, which scored Taylor Mancinone (Watertown, Conn.) to make it 3-0.

Allen was able to seal the deal in the bottom of the frame, helping the Pride to victory.

Springfield College 10, Clark University 4 -- Game Two

Springfield College rattled off 14 hits en route to a 10-4 victory over Clark, leading to the Pride's second-consecutive NEWMAC sweep on Friday.

In the win, Vargas had three RBI, while Hannah Salvietti (Cheshire, Conn.) and Gillian Kane (New Canaan, Conn.) each had two RBI in the win.

Kane took the circle in game two and pitched 4.0 frames, giving up five hits while striking out three, before Marisa Valenti (Trumbull, Conn.) came on and pitched the final 3.0 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out a pair.

Springfield College scored the first seven runs of the game as Conley led off the scoring with a home run in the top of the first, before Kane drove in two on a double to left center. Next, Vargas cleaned a loaded bases situation with a single to left center, before Wheeler drove in the junior to make it 7-0. Next, Salvietti doubled to right cneter, scoring Wheeler and Allen to make it 9-0.

Springfield College added a run in the top of the seventh when Abbi Conley (Plymouth, Mass.) drove in Valenti for the Pride's 10th run.