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Softball Sweeps Coast Guard In Conference Clash

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- March 30, 2008 - Michelle Wlosek hit a pair of home runs in the eighth inning of the second game as Springfield sent 18 batters to the plate and scored 14 runs in the inning to beat Coast Guard 25-11 and complete a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader sweep. Springfield scored in every inning and easily beat Coast Guard 19-4 in a game one, which was stopped after five innings due to the eight-run rule.

Wlosek was 7 for 11 with three doubles, two homers, five runs scored and nine RBI’s in the two games.

In game two, Coast Guard’s Amanda Frederick hit a three-run homer, her first collegiate home run, in the bottom of the sixth inning giving Coast Guard an 11-10 lead in this wild back-and-forth affair, which Coast Guard led 4-0 after one inning.

Springfield (9-7, 3-1) tied the game in the seventh on an RBI groundout by Amanda Novak scoring Bryn Worrilow who led the inning off with a single. Wlosek was 4 for 7 in game two with a double, two homers, three runs scored and six RBI’s while Novak had hits including a double, homer and six RBI’s and Springfield totaled 28 hits in game two. Novak’s home run, was a three-run shot in the third which highlighted a five-run inning and gave the Pride a 6-4 lead.

Samantha Rhodes (7-2) picked up the win in relief for Springfield while Crystal Lee Coonan (7-8) went the distance and took the loss for Coast Guard (7-13, 2-4).

Leanna Minton had four hits and three runs scored, Frederick had three hits including a triple, homer and five RBI’s while Carin Sweeney added three hits for Coast Guard in game two.

In the opener, Danielle Spiro had three hits and four RBI’s, Wlosek had three hits, including a double and three RBI’s while Denise Fumicello had three hits including a pair of doubles and an RBI for Springfield which totaled 14 hits in game one.

Rhodes (6-2) went the distance to pick up the win for Springfield as she allowed eight hits and four earned runs while striking out two.

Courtney Wolf had two hits including a solo homer while Colleen Denny also had two hits and an RBI in the opener for Coast Guard.

Coonan started and lasted two innings taking the loss in the opener.

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