Softball: Hawks’ rally falls short to Pioneers

Sarah Ellis

CLERMONT, Fla. --- The Becker College softball team fell just short of a come-from-behind victory in a 9-7 loss to Smith College at the Spring Games in Clermont, Florida, on Monday. Earlier in the day, the Hawks fell 11-3 to the Bears of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

THE BASICS – GAME 1
March 11, 2019
Hancock Recreational Complex, Clermont, Fla.
Score: Coast Guard 11, Becker 3
Records: Bears of USCG 2-2 | Hawks of Becker 0-3

THE BASICS – GAME 2
March 11, 2019
Hancock Recreational Complex, Clermont, Fla.
Score: Smith 9, Becker 7
Records: Pioneers of Smith 2-2 | Hawks of Becker 0-4

TOP HAWKS
• Freshman catcher Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) hit her second and third home runs of the season, going two-for-five on the day with three runs scored. All three of Iacovelli's first three career hits have been home runs.
• Senior outfielder Vasia Murphy (Dracut, Mass. / Dracut) hit her second home run of the season, going two-of-five on the day. Murphy's homer in the top of the seventh against Smith with Becker trailing by five sparked the Hawks' rally.
• Freshman infielder Lyndsey Cobb-Wilkins (Elmira, N.Y. / Elmira) chose the perfect time for her first career hit, as her single to centerfield in the top of the 7th against the Pioneers drove in two runs to pull the Hawks to within two.
• Freshman pitcher Ashley Veillette (Danielson, Conn. / Killingly) was strong at the plate, going three-for-five with an RBI. Veillette also tallied two strikeouts on the day in the circle.
• Sophomore shortstop Sarah Ellis (Berkley, Mass. / Bristol County Agricultural) also recorded three hits and an RBI on the day.
• Sophomore second baseman Alyssa Columb (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Central) also had two hits and an RBI.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the field on Tuesday when they play Wheaton College (Illinois) at 1:30 p.m. and Worcester State at 3:45 p.m.

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