AMHERST, Mass. – In their first outing of the 2020 campaign, Amherst Softball hosted Springfield College where they dropped, 5-2, due to a late-inning rally by the Pride on Monday afternoon at Amherst Softball Field.
With both teams totaling seven hits, the Mammoths drop their season opener and move to 0-1. The Springfield Pride picks up a season opening win and moves to 1-0.
In the fifth, Alexyss Conley tripled to place a runner in scoring position with Meghan Sastram coming up to bat. Sastram hit a high sacrifice fly to centerfield to plate Conley and cut the deficit to one.
Two innings later, Jen Slane got on base via a walk and Hannah Salvietti pinch ran, stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch. With a runner on third, Conley homered to left field to regain the lead for the Pride, 3-2, in the final inning.
A couple batters later, Emily Woznick singled to centerfield to score two more runs and put the visitors up 5-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
Autumn Lee '23 tallied two hits in three at-bats to pace Amherst, while five separate Mammoths notched one hit apiece.
Amherst, who led up until the final inning, received RBI's from Taketa and Sanders.