WENHAM, Mass. — In non-conference softball action today, the Fighting Scots of Gordon College took two games from the Regis Pride by scores of 5-4 and 6-2. Gordon's Marissa Meenan (Wayne, Pa.) went 3-for-3 in game one to help the Scots to the doubleheader sweep.
In the first inning of game one, Gordon jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after a double from Meenan set up designated player Skylar Bareford (Stonington, Conn.) to bring in two runs. Kara Pepper (Wycoff, N.J.) knocked in the final run of the inning with an RBI-single.
The Scots would stretch their lead to 5-0 with a run in each the fifth and the sixth innings, but the Pride would not go down without a fight. In the seventh inning with two outs Regis went to work. Singles from Kirbie Garvey (Littleton, Mass.) and Jill Bruning (Medford, Mass.) and a triple from Samantha Bliss (Framingham, Mass.) notched the first two runs for the Pride. Haley Fountain (Warren, Mass.) followed with her first homerun of the season, a two run shot that brought Regis within one
Bareford came in to relieve junior pitcher Kelly Beardslee (Thomaston, Conn.) to record the save, giving the Scots the 5-4 victory.
Game two went the way of the Scots, scoring all six of their runs in the second inning. Pepper went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Gianna Palermo (Hope, R.I.) knocked in two, while Bareford and Meenan added one apiece.
Regis' only runs of game two would come in the third inning off a Bruning single that helped two Pride runners cross the plate. Bruning went 2-for-3 in game two, while Garvey added two hits for Regis.
The pair of losses set Regis back to 9-19 on the season, while the Scots improve to 10-19.
Gordon returns to play tomorrow at Salve Regina at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00p.m., while Regis gets back to action on the same day, hosting Newbury for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30p.m.
Release courtesy of Gordon College Sports Information