Bears Fall to Blue in Season Finale

Sophomore Sara Cammuso
Sophomore Sara Cammuso

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Wellesley College softball swept a doubleheader against Coast Guard  on Wednesday evening at the Wellesley Outdoor Fields Complex. The Blue took game one 6-3 and then came from behind to take game two 8-4 in NEWMAC competition. . 

The Bears cap the 2014-15 regular season with 14-18 overall record and 5-13 mark in conference contests. Wellesley moves to 16-12 overall and 9-8 in NEWMAC games.

Game One: Wellesley 6, Coast Guard 3

Sophomore Sara Cammuso got Coast Guard on the board first in the contest, drawing a bases loaded walk in the second.  The Bears would add two more in the inning, including an RBI base hit from junior Morgan Kingston to jump out to a 3-0 lead. 

Wellesley got one run back in the bottom of the third inning. Senior Abby Casey was hit by a pitch to open the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jaclyn Tsang.  A single by senior Maria LaBouyer, brought home the first run for the Blue.

Sophomore Anna Pisac got Wellesley's fifth inning started with a leadoff double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Tsang.  A pair of two-RBI doubles by LaBouyer and senior Emilyrose Havrilla gave the Blue the lead and provided a cushion for freshman Madeline Bianchi who retired six of the final seven hitters she faced.

Junior Sarah Sorensen gave up two earned runs on seven hits and struck out one over 4.2 innings pitched. Her season record falls to 13-16. Freshman Emily Dow pitched 1.2 innings of relief giving up one hit and walking one.

Bianchi earned her tenth victory (10-6) of the season in game one, pitching a complete game and striking out three while surrendering only six hits. 

Game Two: Wellesley 8, Coast Guard 4

Kingston got the scoring started early for Coast Guard in game two with an RBI single scoring senior Jessie Richardson in the first inning. Kingston later came in to score on a Wellesley error.  

The Blue battled back in the bottom half of the first, with LaBouyer singling in sophomore Ashtyn Coleman to cut the deficit to 2-1. 

The Bears added two runs in the top of the third by tallying three hits off Wellesley, including an RBI double from first year Emma Hvozdovich, to make the score 4-1. 

The Blue once again had a five-run fifth inning to secure the victory in game two, as Wellesley took the lead thanks to four hits and a Coast Guard error. A bunt single from Tsang opened the frame before Wellesley loaded the bases on a single from LaBouyer and an error. Havrilla then walked to bring home the first run before Pisac laced a double in to right centefield to clear the bases. Pisac then scored on an RBI single from senior Mariah Philips to give the Blue a 6-4 lead. 

Wellesley tacked on two more in the bottom of the sixth inning, as LaBouyer lifted an RBI sacrifice to right to score Tsang and Philips registered another RBI base hit to increase the Blue advantage to 8-4.

Freshman Emily Dow went 4.1 inning, giving up three earned runs on nine hits dropping her season record to 1-2. Sorensen relieved Dow pitching 1.2 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits.

Coast Guard graduate senior Jessie Richardson, Erin Lisko, and Kelsey Gray. Richardson will finish up her career as one of the top players in Bears history. She has the best batting average in school history (.430), third in all time hits (203) and doubles (36), fourth in total bases (258) and runs scored (113), and sixth in RBI's (96).