SB: Merrimack Tops Franklin Pierce Behind Seventh-Inning Rally

RINDGE, N.H. – Down by a run in the top of the seventh, seniors Lindsay Gibbs (Acton, Mass.) and Jennifer Post(Orange, Conn.) homered in back-to-back at-bats as part of a four-run inning, leading the Merrimack College softball team to a come-from-behind victory in Game 1 over Franklin Pierce.

The Basics
Score (G1): Merrimack 4
, Franklin Pierce 1
Records: Merrimack (7-11, 1-0 NE Div.)
| Franklin Pierce (0-1, 0-1 NE Div.)
Location:
Bisaccia Softball Complex | Rindge, N.H.

How It Happened
In Game 1, both sides’ starting pitching was locked and loaded, as neither team mustered any offense through six and a half innings.

That changed in the bottom of the sixth, as Franklin Pierce finally untied the game with a run, but that would only spur a furious Warrior rally in the top of the seventh. Needing at least a run to stave off a loss, Gibbs smashed her second home run of the season to tie the game before Post followed up with her first long ball since her freshman season, as the back-to-back jacks sparked a four-run inning to complete the comeback victory.

Game 2 recap and box scores will be posted later tonight.

Up Next

Merrimack continues divisional play on Monday, April 6, against one of the top teams in the conference – and country – as the Warriors head to Manchester to meet up with No. 20 Southern New Hampshire for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

About the Author

Mike McMahon
Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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