Softball homers to sweep of Bulldogs

Sarah Ellis

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College softball team swept both games of their Sunday double-header at Dean College, winning 10-1 in game one before prevailing 10-4 in game two.

April 14, 2019
Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Score: Becker 10, Dean 1
Records: Hawks of Becker 14-11, 6-1 NECCB | Bulldogs of Dean 8-20, 3-6 NECC

April 14, 2019
Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Score: Becker 10, Dean 4
Records: Hawks of Becker 15-11, 7-1 NECCB | Bulldogs of Dean 8-21, 3-7 NECC

• Freshman pitcher Ashley Veillette (Danielson, Conn. / Killingly) picked up the game one win for the Hawks, then pitched two innings in game two. For the day, the rookie gave up just two earned runs over eight innings while striking out seven and allowing just a .185 batting average against her.
• Sophomore shortstop Sarah Ellis (Berkley, Mass. / Bristol County Agricultural) tallied six runs batted in on the day, including a three-RBI home run to open the scoring in the top of the third of game one.
• Junior third baseman Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore) tallied four hits with a walk on the day including an RBI single in game two. Niemann crossed home plate four times.
• Senior pitcher Samantha Belenchia (Ansonia, Conn. / Ansonia) went three-of-six at the plate with two RBI. Belenchia also picked up the win in game two, allowing just four hits over five innings.
• Senior outfielder Vasia Murphy (Dracut, Mass. / Dracut) had three hits on the day including a home run and two RBI.
• Freshman catcher Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) had three hits including a home run in the top of the fourth in game one. Iacovelli ties the Becker single-season home run record with eight.
• Senior first baseman Kelsey Weston (Hampstead, N.H. / Pinkerton Academy) hit a home run and drew three walks at the plate.
• Freshman outfielder Elizabeth Simonian (Auburn, Mass. / Auburn) posted two hits with three RBI and three runs scored.

The Hawks are back on the field next Friday when they host New England College in a 3:00 p.m. double-header.

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