Mercy Softball Sweeps Goldey-Beacom College, 6-1 and 11-1
The Mercy College softball team has now won four of its last five games, sweeping a doubleheader today at Goldey-Beacom College, 6-1 and 11-1, in games played in Wilmington, Del. Mercy improves to 6-7 on the nascent season, while GBC is now 5-3.
Game One was a lot closer than the score indicates. Each team scratched a run across in the first, then Mercy got a single insurance run in the fourth. A four-run sixth inning broke the game open for Mercy, who had the first five batters in the inning single. The key hit came off the bat of freshman Kelly Bentson (Brewster, N.Y./Brewster), who drove home two runs. Freshman pitcher Mary Sieber (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) went the distance, scattering three hits while striking out three.
In Game Two, Mercy scored early and often, invoking the ten-run rule after just five innings of play. Three senior led the offensive onslaught, led by Paige Cauley (Stratford, N.J./Sterling) with four hits in as many at bats, including a double, and four runs scored. Kim Curry (Bristol, Conn./Central) had three hits in three official plate appearances, walking once. She drove in four runs and scored twice. Alicia Martin (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) had three hits as well, driving in three runners. In all, Mercy had 16 hits in the five-inning game. Freshman Tayla Gardner (Orangeburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee) was the beneficiary of the run support, allowing just the one earned run on three hits. She fanned fix and walked none.
The Mavericks will begin play in the East Coast Conference this week, hosting Molloy College on Thursday for a doubleheader.