Softball drops doubleheader to Tufts

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 22, 2011
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Alyssa Lepore

MEDFORD, Mass. – Alyssa Lepore had hits in both games for the Colby College softball team as the Mules fell 6-0 and 4-0 to Tufts University in a NESCAC doubleheader Friday.

The two teams will play one game Saturday starting at 10 a.m. (new time start).

Lepore (Victor, N.Y.), sophomore Lindsay Peterson (Fairfield, Conn.), and senior C Barbara Santos (Topsfield, Mass.) each had a single for the Mules in the opener.

In game two, Colby's best threat of the afternoon came in the second inning. Lepore led off the inning with a single and then an error on a bunt from first-year Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) put two on base with no outs. Then sophomore starting pitcher Lauren Becker (Falls Church, Va.) singled to load the bases.

Jumbo senior starter Izzie Santone (Madison, Conn.), was able to work out of the jam though, as she struck out the next batter. She was then helped out by a great diving catch on a line drive by junior 3B Katherine Darveau (Reading, Mass.). After making the stab, Darveau was able to record a double play by beating the runner at third base back to the bag.

Lepore reached twice for the Mules in game two with a single and walk. Becker tried to help her own cause as she singled twice.

Tufts moves to 18-14 overall and 6-2 in the NESCAC East, while Colby falls to 7-16 and remain winless in league play at 0-8.

Tufts 6, Colby 0 (1st game)

Colby............... 000 000 0 -  0  3  1     

Tufts............... 000 420 X -  6  9  0     

Pitchers: Colby - A. Polimeno; L. Becker(6). Tufts - R. DiBiase; A. Moskowitz(6).

Win-R. DiBiase(4-7)  Loss-A. Polimeno(3-4).

Tufts 4, Colby 0 (2nd game)

Colby............... 000 000 0 -  0  3  1      (7-16, 0-8 NESCAC E)

Tufts............... 110 200 X -  4  7  1      (18-14, 6-2 NESCAC E)

Pitchers: Colby - L. Becker. Tufts - I. Santone; L. Giglio(6).

Win-I. Santone(8-2)  Save-L. Giglio(1)  Loss-L. Becker(4-9)

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