Bay Path Sweeps Becker
Bay Path rallied from a 5-2 deficit to defeat Becker College (11-6) in women’s softball action.
In the second inning, the Becker College Hawks scored three runs, capped by an RBI single from Leann Norrman of Auburn, MA. However, the Bay Path Wildcats recovered with two runs in the top of the third inning on an RBI double from Sarah Palmer of Topsham, ME, allowing Sarah Gates of Crown Point, IN, and Sarah Wright of Canterbury, NH, to cross home plate.
Becker went ahead 5-2 when Leann Norrman singled to left field, plating two more runs. However, Bay Path answered back in the fifth inning with Kate Lowy of South Burlington, VT, driving an RBI single to center field. With two runners on, Jessica Priestly of Middleboro, MA, hit a homerun to left center, giving the Wildcats their first lead of the game.
The Wildcats added four more runs in the sixth inning, making the score 11-5. The Hawks’ Felicia Laufer of Salem, CT, tried to rally the Hawks back in the seventh inning with her first homerun of the season. Unfortunately, the Becker rally was put to a halt, as the Wildcats won 11-6.
Bay Path’s Kristal Cormier of Rochester, NH, pitched a complete to earn the game one win.
In game two, Bay Path jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back, as the Wildcats rolled to a 17-2 win. Despite scoring 17 runs, the Wildcats only had 7 hits. Becker pitchers allowed 17 walks in game two, including 11 wild pitches.
Lowy led the Wildcats’ attack, going two for three with three RBIs. Jess Nizinski of Springfield, MA, pitched five strong innings to earn the win in game two. Bay Path improved to 12-9 overall and 4-0 in the NECC.
The Bay Path Wildcats will remain home to play the Newbury College Nighthawks on Tuesday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. for a double-header game.