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Softball Earns First Division I Win on Walk Off

Links: Box Score (Game 1) | Box Score (Game 2)
 
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.– The Merrimack softball team earned its first Division I win in the second game of the afternoon on a walk off hit by freshman Gabby Comeau to seal off the three run seventh inning for a 3-2 victory against St. Bonaventure. The team did not fare as well in the first game, falling 4-2 to Holy Cross.
 
The Basics
Score: Game 1: Merrimack 2, Holy Cross 4 | Final
Score: Game 2: Merrimack 3, St. Bonaventure 3 | Final
Location: Madeira Beach R.O.C Complex | Madeira Beach, Fla.

Rapid Recap (Game One)

  • Holy Cross took the first run of the game as Bailey Chavez brought in Kaci Neveling who worked a walk to open the contest. The Crusaders scored again in the second inning to hold a 2-0 lead.
  • In the fifth and sixth inning, Holy Cross added a run in each to pad a 4-0 lead.
  • Merrimack’s first runs of the contest came in the top of the seventh. Tiffany Mangiameli got aboard after being hit by a pitch and moved over as Courtney Lanpher singled to put two aboard. The duo were brought in on a double by Abigail Amato—her fourth of the season.

 
Rapid Recap (Game Two)

  • The game was scoreless through five, as Bridget Soraghan and Tierney Fitzgerald of St. Bonaventure traded outs. Soraghan would end the afternoon with eight strikeouts.
  • St. Bonaventure took a lead in the top of the fifth on a single with the bases loaded, bringing two in.
  • Merrimack got to work right away in the top of the seventh, with Viviana Bocanegra earning a leadoff single up the middle. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar pinch ran for her, earning a stolen base and would advance to third on a pass ball. Elizabeth McCoy earned a walk to put runners on the corners for Nicole Koshes.
  • Koshes rifled a single to center, bringing in Driscoll-Sbar and bringing McCoy to third. Mangiameli earned a bunt single to send Koshes over to second—loading the bases for the Warriors.
  • After a pair of outs, freshman Gabby Comeau earned her walk off win with a single to left center, bringing in the winning run for Merrimack’s first victory of the year.

 
Notes and Numbers

 
Up Next:
The Warriors will continue in The Spring Games on Saturday with a single game against Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. before taking on a double header on Sunday against South Dakota State at 9 a.m. with a 2 p.m. tilt against Ohio to follow.

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