April 12, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Leah Bogsted broke a 4-4 game with a two-out double to centerfield scoring Kerry Dixon as MIT walked off with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Regis College in non-conference play at Briggs Field on Saturday. Bogsted went three-for-four with three RBI, and also picked up the win while striking out four in two strong innings of relief.
The Engineers (5-19) broke out of the box first with three runs in the initial frame. Lily Keung walked and stole second, before Chelsea Ostrander delivered an RBI double to left center. Jessica Oleinik followed with a single up the middle and advanced to second on the throw as Ostrander moved to third. After Dixon walked to load the bases, Holly Jeffrey reached on a fielder's choice, scoring Ostrander. Regis starter Kristen Tavares struck out the next hitter, but Bogsted drilled a single to left, scoring Dixon, before the Pride hurler finally put out the fire.
However, the Cardinal and Gray was back for more in the fourth padding the lead when Bogsted came through again with a two-out single to center that scored Jeffrey, who also singled and advanced on a groundout.
After a scoreless fourth frame, the Pride (9-10) exploded for four runs in the next two innings to tie the contest. In the fifth, Tavares singled to short and Hope Benjamin followed with a hit to left center, sending Tavares to third. Tavares scored on a wild pitch as Benjamin advanced to second. The latter scored when Rachel Cavella doubled up the middle.
Holding a 4-2 lead after five, MIT surrendered two unearned runs in the sixth. With Bogsted taking the ball from Oleinik, Erin Johnson reached on an error, before Ashley Paolini doubled to center. Bogsted got the next two hitters on a strikeout and popup, but Benjamin followed with a single that scored Paolini and Johnson.
The Engineers threatened in their half of the frame but couldn't score after Lara Kostun led off with a double to right center. Tavares retired the next three hitters.
Bogsted responded, getting the side in order on two strikeouts and a foul out in the seventh.
With the score knotted at four, Dixon singled down the left field line with one out in bottom of the frame. Jeffrey's short dribbler to the catcher resulted in a hit as Dixon advanced to second. She then moved to third on McCartney's fielder's choice. McCartney advanced to second on a passed ball, before Bogsted delivered the decisive blow.
Ostrander and Jeffrey each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored for the Engineers. Dixon went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Benjamin led the Pride with two RBI, while going 2-for-3 with a run scored, while co-captain Cortney Coles went 2-for-2.