April 7, 2008
WPI Sports Information
WORCESTER, Mass. - Kim Martilla and Nicole DeCampo each registered a triple and a double and Nicole Maglione smashed her fifth homerun of the season to lead WPI to a 10-3 win in the opener of a NEWMAC doubleheader versus MIT on Sunday afternoon. MIT rebounded to take the second game of the twinbill, 12-7, and improved to 4-13 (1-5 NEWMAC) on the season. WPI falls to 10-11 and 3-5 in league play.
WPI took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Maglione came around to score on a wild pitch from MIT pitcher Jessica Oleinik. WPI added another run in the third before erupting for a five-run fourth to take a commanding 7-0 lead. The inning featured five hits including a homer over the right field fence from Maglione and a triple from DeCampo.
Freshman pitcher Lindsay Brown picked up her third NEWMAC win of the week and upped her record to 7-4 on the season. In seven innings, she allowed just three runs on ten hits while striking out a career-best 10. Martilla was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for WPI while Meg Foley recorded two hits while scoring two runs. First baseman Sarah Johnson was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
In game two, the visitors used a pair of three-run innings and a six-run sixth to earn a 12-7 win and help MIT salvage a split. Keri Dixon highlighted the sixth inning attack, lacing her second double of the game, to bring in three runs.
Pitcher Leah Bogsted tossed a solid game for MIT, yielding seven runs on nine hits while striking out seven in seven innings of work. Bogsted helped her cause at the plate as well, going 1-for-2 to knock in two RBI. Cheryl Kwinn was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Designated hitter Sara Migdal was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for WPI while Maglione, Richards and Johnson each recorded a pair of hits for the hosts. Heather Hassett took the loss on the mound, falling to 3-7 on the season despite fanning nine.