Softball Falls to Amherst, Wesleyan

Softball Falls to Amherst, Wesleyan

CLERMONT, Fla.—The Babson College softball was limited to just five hits on Saturday and suffered losses to both Amherst College and Wesleyan College. The Beavers fell 3-1 to Amherst in the opener and were defeated 6-1 by the Cardinals.

GAME 1 vs. Amherst
First-year Kayla Schinik (Watchung, N.J.) went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while sophomore Annie Quine (Santa Monica, Calif.) walked and drove in a run for the Green and White. First-year Brooke Stock (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) suffered the loss despite allowing just one earned run on three hits over six innings.

Amherst (7-4) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second with a two-out infield single, but Babson (2-2) responded in the top of the fourth as Schinik led off with a single and later advanced to third on a passed ball before coming in to tie the game on Quine's sacrifice fly. Amherst went back in front for good in the last of the fifth though, taking advantage of an error and a walk to plate a pair of runs with a two-out base hit.

Schinik and Quine reached base in the sixth and seventh, respectively, but the Beavers were unable to advance either runner.

GAME 2 vs. Wesleyan
Schinik, junior Samantha Smith (Hillsborough, N.J.) and sophomore Alex Corrigan (Middletown, N.J.) all went 1-for-3 at the plate, while sophomore Ali Reilly (New Canaan, Conn.) fell to 1-1 on the year after giving up three earned runs on 10 hits in a complete-game effort. The Green and White, which stranded runners in both the third and fourth innings, managed just one hit over the final four frames.

Wesleyan (2-4) took advantage of an error before stringing together three consecutive singles to take a 3-0 lead in the top of the second. The Beavers answered back with a run as Corrigan drove in Smith with a two-out single in the bottom of the frame.

The Cardinals put together three hits and a walk to extend their lead to 5-1 in the fifth and then tacked on another insurance run with a two-out single in the sixth.

Babson returns to action on Sunday when it takes on Allegheny at 2 p.m. and Clarkson at 4:30 p.m.

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