NEC sails past Softball

Ashley Veillette

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College softball team lost both ends of their Friday afternoon double-header against visiting New England College at Russell Field in Leicester, losing game one, 5-0, before a late rally came up short in game two, 11-4. The games were a matchup of two of the New England Collegiate Conference's (NECC) top teams.

THE BASICS – GAME 1
April 19, 2019
Russell Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: NEC 5, Becker 0
Records: Pilgrims of NEC 21-6, 9-2 NECC | Hawks of Becker 17-12, 9-2 NECC

THE BASICS – GAME 2
April 19, 2019
Russell Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: NEC 11, Becker 4
Records: Pilgrims of NEC 22-6, 10-2 NECC | Hawks of Becker 17-13, 9-3 NECC

TOP HAWKS
• Freshman pitcher Ashley Veillette (Danielson, Conn. / Killingly) struck out six batters over seven innings in game one. The rookie also had two hits on the day, including a two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh in game two.
• Sophomore shortstop Sarah Ellis (Berkley, Mass. / Bristol County Agricultural) and freshman outfielder Elizabeth Simonian (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) each had a pair of singles on the day.
• Freshman infielder Lyndsey Cobb-Wilkins (Elmira, N.Y. / Elmira) got the rally going in the bottom of the seventh of game two with an RBI base hit.
• Freshman catcher Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) had an RBI sacrifice fly in game two to score Becker's first run of the day.
• Base hits on the day were also had by senior outfielder Vasia Murphy (Dracut, Mass. / Dracut), junior third baseman Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore), junior first baseman Samantha Buzgo (Beacon Falls, Conn. / Woodland Regional), sophomore second baseman Alyssa Columb (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Central) and freshman infielder Kyra Teixeira (Old Lyme, Conn. / Lyme-Old Lyme).

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the field on Monday when they travel to Eastern Nazarene College for a 3:00 p.m. double-header.

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