Softball: Wilson Bombs Away To Lead Eagles Past Mountaineers In NECC Sweep
Nashua – Senior Amanda Wilson (Merrimack, N.H.) enjoyed one of the best days at the plate in her career, combining to go 5 for 6 with a career-best three triples and added a complete game five-inning victory on the mound guiding host Daniel Webster to a 10-2 and 6-1 sweep of Southern Vermont in a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader Sunday at Eagle Field.
Wilson tossed a six-hitter in the game one, 10-2 opener, allowing one earned run, striking out five as she improved to 4-5 on the season and helped her own cause with a single and RBI triple in the fifth inning.
The wins pushed the Eagles (7-10, 4-0 NECC) to 7-1 over their last eight games after a 0-9 start and kept them tied for the early lead in the NECC standings with Elms College, which also stands 4-0.
SVC moved to 3-15 (0-4 NECC) with the losses.
In the opener, Chelsey Crawford (Westfield, Mass.) had two hits and knocked in two while Lexie Fontaine (Plymouth, Mass.) added two RBI. Lauren Chesnulevich (Hudson, N.H.) added a pair of hits and knocked in one. Rookies Sarah Durocher (Keene, N.H.) and Heather Strong (Palmer, Mass.) added a pair of hits to the 13-hit attack.
Alyssa Davis (Lyndonville, Vt.) led the Mountaineers with three hits including a two-run double in the third to account for SVC's runs. Cindyline Sevilla (Echo Park, Cal.) added two hits. Hayley McDonald (Latham, N.Y.) took the loss.
DWC took control with a seven-run second inning, scoring five unearned runs as SVC committed four errors in the contest.
In the nightcap, Wilson clubbed two triples as part of a 3 for 4 showing, while Samantha Hill (Hudson) knocked in two with a sixth inning single. Amy Waller (Berlin, Mass.) added a RBI single in the second.
Durocher improved to 3-5 on the mound, allowing one earned run on five hits, striking out three and walking two.
Davis again led SVC with two hits while Tasha Smith (Capital Heights, Md.) broke the shutout bid with a RBI single in the seventh.
DWC plated two in the second, one in the third and three in the sixth to take command.
The Eagles return to action on Thursday when they host Rivier College in a matchup of intracity rivals beginning at 3:30 p.m.