CLERMONT, Fla. - The Amherst College softball team swept its doubleheader Monday with an 8-2 win over Plattsburgh State, followed by an 8-3 win against Framingham State at the NTC Complex in Clermont, Fla.
With the wins, the Jeffs improve to 3-1 overall on the year. Plattsburgh State falls to 2-4 and Framingham State remains winless at 0-4. Amherst returns to the field tomorrow for a doubleheader against SUNY Geneseo (11 a.m.) and Wisconsin-River Falls (1 p.m.)
GAME 1: AMHERST 8, PLATTSBURGH ST. 2
Six different Jeffs recorded a hit as the Purple & White tallied eight as a team with seven RBI. Jackie Carr '18 and Alena Marovitz '17 each went 2-for-3, while Carr scored twice and Marovitz added a RBI and a double. Donna Leet '15 went 1-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run and added three RBI, and Nicolette Miranda '17 went 1-for-4 with three runs scored and a RBI.
Jackie Buechler '17 picked up the win for the Jeffs in six innings. She allowed one run (earned) on three hits and struck out seven. Caroline Sealander '15 pitched one inning of relief and surrendered one run (unearned) on one hit with one strikeout.
Amherst got on the board first with a run in the top of the third and followed up with another run the following inning, but the Cardinals cut the deficit to one in the bottom half of the fourth. With a 2-1 lead entering the sixth inning, the Jeffs tallied three runs and added three more in the seventh to pull away with the six-run win.
GAME 2: AMHERST 8, FRAMINGHAM ST. 3
The Jeffs registered 14 hits in the second game of their twinbill. Miranda and Ashleigh Rutherford '16 each recorded three hits to lead the way. Miranda went 3-for-3 with a run scored, while Rutherford finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Gina Pagan '18 and Alyssa Sherwill '15 added two hits each. Pagan finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and Rutherford went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Lauren Tuiskula '17 earned the starting nod for the Jeffs and picked up the win. She went five innings, striking out three, and allowed just three runs (one earned) on three hits. Miranda pitched in relief and did not allow a run in two innings.
Amherst scored a run in each of the first two innings to go ahead by two, before the Rams cut the deficit to one after the third. The Jeffs increased their lead to two after four innings, but Framingham State evened the score in the top of the fifth. The game was tied briefly, however, as the Purple & White totaled four runs in the bottom half of the inning to pull away. With another run in the sixth, Amherst held on for the 8-3 win.