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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 27, 2013
MEDFORD -- The Colby College softball team finished the season Saturday at 11-17 overall after dropping 2-0 and 7-0 games to seventh-ranked Tufts University on Saturday in a NESCAC East doubleheader.
Colby senior Lauren Becker allowed just one earned run in a fine pitching effort in the opening game.
Tufts pitchers Rebecca DiBiase and Aly Moskowitz earned the shutouts for the Jumbos (35-3 overall, 12-0 NESCAC East).
DiBiase controlled the first game for Tufts, scattering four hits over seven innings. The Jumbos gave DiBiase all the runs she would need in the fourth inning when Emily Beinecke singled to left field and advanced to second on a passed ball. Following two fly outs, sophomore Gracie Marshall doubled to right to bring in Beinecke.
The Jumbos got on the board again in the sixth with an unearned run as Beinecke again singled to left and was sacrificed to second by Kris Parr. Marshall drove a line drive to left field that was bobbled and dropped, allowing Beinecke to score.
Meaghan Lewia had two of Colby's four hits.
In the second game, Tufts scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore Michelle Cooprider singled to center and Jo Clair doubled to right-center to score Cooprider. Beinecke followed that with a home run to left to give the Jumbos a 3-0 lead.
Colby threatened in the bottom of the second, loading the bases on a single by Brianne Wheeler and consecutive two-out singles by Tori Sansone and Lindsay Peterson. Sophomore Carolyn Bennett grounded to Moskowitz to end the inning.
Tufts loaded the bases in the third, but failed to score. The Jumbos then broke open the game in the fourth inning, scoring four unearned runs.