North Myrtle Beach, SC - After a shaky start to their season, the Mary Baldwin University softball team earned their first win of the season this afternoon in a non-conference match up against Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Fighting Squirrels won 6-3.
Wentworth took the lead in the top of the fourth inning. Shortstop Rachel Wilcutt got on base with a single to left field. Third baseman Megan Berryman’s single knocked the run in. Wentworth came back in the top of the fifth, adding to their total, when Deanna DiPlato’s double knocked in two RBIs, giving her team a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, Mary Baldwin University’s bats came alive. Thalia Villa started the inning with a single to right center. Later, a walk by third baseman Jordan Miller put runners on first and second. Shortstop Samantha Bird’s single sent those two runners home, making the score 3-2.
Alli Bascunan then tied the game with a hit to left field driving home Bird.
Montana Welcher stepped up and hit a double earning her an RBI. Pattie Pleasants reached on an error, then Courtney Back’s sacrifice fly sent in Pleasants. Blayre Grice and Villa both added single hits before a routine play by Wentworth’s shortstop Wilcutt ended the run by the Fighting Squirrels.
Wentworth was unable to come back in the top of the sixth and Baldwin was held scoreless in the bottom of the the inning.
Three up and three down in the top of the seventh ended the game.
Mary Baldwin faces Penn. College at 9:30am and Cedar Crest College at 1:30pm in Myrtle Beach tomorrow.