(Tucson, Ariz.) – The Dickinson softball team had a great start to spring break, overtaking St. Mary's (Ill.) 5-4 and improving to 2-0 on the season with a 10-0 shutout against Cornell College on Sunday.
St. Mary's jumped out to a 1-0 lead, using three singles in the top of the first. Maggie McConney (Collegeville, Pa./Spring Ford) singled to score Kat Parise (Pine Bush, N.Y./Pine Bush) in the bottom half of the inning.
The Red Devils added three runs in the third inning, using a pair of singles, a double and a triple. Julie Siecinski (Edison, N.J./JP Stevens) led-off with a single and the Red Devils scored three runs with two outs. Marissa Fabbo (Wilbraham, Mass./Wilbraham & Munson) added a single with Hannah Seburn (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) and Lindsay Keller (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) following up with a double and a triple, respectively.
Maddi Hettinger singled to score two runs for St. Mary's in the fourth before Kristen Acocella (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) drove in a run to put Dickinson in front, 5-3. Megan Knudson tripled in a run to cut the deficit to one in the top of the fifth.
Siecinski went 3-for-3 in the opener while Seburn and Acocella each had two hits and Parise scored twice. Killian Kueny (Ewing, N.J./Ewing) went four innings to earn the win while Madison Milaszewski (Rutland, Mass./Sutton) came on for the save, recording five strikeouts.
First-year Paige Hahn (Nazareth, Pa./Nazarth) drove in a run in the second and the Red Devils pushed across six runs in the fourth inning of game two. Brigitte Gutpelet (Norristown, Pa./William Penn Charter) drove in two runs with a triple and Acocella tripled to score three runs.
Gutpelet tripled and scored in the seventh while McConney and Acocella tacked on RBI doubles in the inning for the final of 10-0.
Acocella went 3-for-5 with four RBIs while Gutpelet added two hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Parise tallied two hits and Kueny went 2-for-2 in the nightcap.
Kat Vill (South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield) went 6.1 innings to earn the win in the circle. Milaszewksi came on to close.
The Red Devils start the season 2-0. They face St. Scholastica and Skidmore on Monday.