Red Devils Sweep Mules to Secure CC Playoff Spot

Photo by Phoebe Prettyman
Photo by Phoebe Prettyman

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson softball team clinched a spot in the Centennial Conference playoffs, sweeping Muhlenberg College 5-1 and 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Dickinson Park.

The Red Devils hold the top spot in the conference standings, moving to 11-3 on the season and 20-14 overall.

The Mules struck first in game one as Kristy Selby singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a base-hit from Genna Cicchetti on the top of the second.

The Red Devils rallied in the bottom of the third, plating five runs on five hits to take the lead.

Marissa Fabbo (Wilbraham, Mass./Wilbraham & Munson) reached on an error before the Mules were able to record two outs. The Red Devils unleashed the bats with back-to-back singles from Kat Parise (Pine Bush, N.Y./Pine Bush) and Julie Siecinski (Edison, N.J./JP Stevens) and a two RBI double from Maggie McConney (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford).

Kristen Acocella (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) reached on a single and advanced to second on an error to set up an RBI single for Hannah Brenner (Stafford, Va./Mountain View).

That would be all the scoring for the opener as Madison Milaszewski (Rutland, Mass./Sutton) claimed the win in the circle, improving to 11-4 on the season, recording eight strikeouts while scattering four hits in the complete game effort.

Brenner went 2-for-3 while Siecinksi added an RBI, going 2-for-3 in game one. McConney tallied two RBI and a run scored.

The Red Devils scored the lone run of the game in the fourth and held on for a thrilling 1-0 victory. McConney led-off the inning with a double down the left field line and pinch-runner Natalie Krzywiec (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) came around to score on a double from Brenner.

Senior Killian Kueny (Ewing, N.J./Ewing) earned the win in the circle, allowing just three hits in 4.2 innings. Milaszewski came on to earn the save, adding three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief.

The Red Devils are set to wrap up the regular season and the conference slate on Saturday, traveling to Swarthmore College for a 1:00 pm double-header.