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Softball Topples Montclair State and Roger Williams

Chelsea Bender Kissimmee, Fla. -- March 17, 2011 -- The Springfield College softball team picked up a pair of victories as it downed Montclair State, 5-1, before cruising past Roger Williams, 13-1, on Thursday afternoon at the Rebel Spring Games in Florida.

Springfield is now 4-4 on the season.

In the win over Montclair State, Springfield scored two runs in the second, two more in the fourth, and added an insurance run in the seventh inning. Montclair State scored one in the fifth. Up 4-1, SC escaped from a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Rightfielder Chelsea Bender went 3-for-4 for the Pride. She had one RBI, and scored two more runs. Leftfielder Christina Leader went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Kasey Kelly also went 2-for-4 and knocked in a run.

Ashley Marino, a freshman who now has three victories to date, pitched 5.1 innings. She allowed five hits, one run, none earned, walked three, and struck out four. Jen Joseph hurled 1.2 innings, allowed two hits, and picked up the save.

Springfield will play its final two games of its Florida trip on Friday when it battles Rutgers-Camden and Utica.

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