Softball Takes Second Straight Win on Amato’s Three-Run Homer

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.– The Merrimack softball team took it second consecutive victory on Saturday night, earning a landslide 13-4 victory over the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Florida. Abigail Amato had two hits, three runs and five RBI to set the offensive pace.
 
The Basics
Score: Merrimack 13, Merrimack 4 | Final
Location: Madeira Beach R.O.C Complex | Madeira Beach, Fla.

Rapid Recap

  • Tiffany Mangiameli led off in the game, getting hit by a pitch to put the first baserunner on for the Warriors. Kelly Dovi popped a double, sending Mangiameli to third, setting up Abigail Amato. Amato sailed a double to straightaway center to bring in the first run of the game.
  • Lucy Colarusso was next up with two on, working a walk to load the bases. A single up the line, bobbled at first base, brought in two for a 3-0 Warriors lead. Jennifer Hutnyan loaded the bases again with a walk, with Amber Gibbons following suit to bring in the fourth run of the inning. Nicole Koshes hit a single for the fifth and final run of the inning.
  • Quinnipiac retaliated for two in the bottom of the first, cutting Merrimack’s lead to 5-2.
  • In the fourth, an opening single was hit by Koshes, with Mangiameli being hit by a pitch came aboard. The duo snagged a double steal during Amato’s at-bat to set her up for a sac fly to bring in a run, before Colarusso tacked one on with a single for a 7-2 Warriors lead.
  • The Bobcats added another two on the board in the bottom of the fourth to again bring the game close at 7-4.
  • Merrimack’s offense took off in the top of the fifth. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar singled aboard and raced to third on a single into right by Amber Gibbons, and would come in to score on a failed pickoff attempt. With Gibbons at second, Koshes singled moving the runners to the corners. Mangiameli bunted in another run to make it 9-4.
  • Amato skied a home run to right center, bringing in three more runs for the Warriors.
  • Colarusso went on to walk, as Comeau singled aboard and pinch runner Gabby Jones wheeled into third. Jones would come in to score on Jennifer Hutnyan‘s single through short to make it the game’s 13-4 final.

 
Notes and Numbers

  • WP – Bridget Soraghan (1-3)
  • Soraghan had a complete game victory, with seven strikeouts and five hits against.

 
Up Next:
The Warriors will take 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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