Williams 10, Endicott 2

May 13, 2005

BABSON PARK, Mass. - Williams College sophomore Katelyn Knox (Great Falls, Va.) hit a grand slam to highlight a five-run fifth inning as the fourth-seeded Ephs defeated top-seeded Endicott College, 10-2, in game three of the 2005 NCAA Division III Softball Tournament New England Regional at Babson College on Friday. Williams (26-12) will now move on to face either Keene State College or Babson College in the winners' bracket at 2 p.m. on Saturday, while Endicott (33-3-1) will take on UMaine-Farmington in an elimination game at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Williams took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth, as junior Alana Frost (Oakland, Calif.) doubled and scored on an error that allowed senior Mary Baccash (Evanston, Ill.) to reach. Another Endicott miscue allowed junior pinch-runner Melissa Vandermyn (Springfield, Mass.) to move to third, and she came home when junior Christine Williams (Clifton Park, N.Y.) was caught attempting to steal second.

Still leading 2-0, the Ephs broke the game open with a huge five-run fifth, capped off by a grand slam to left by Knox that scored Frost, Baccash, and Williams ahead of her. Endicott would get two runs back in the sixth when senior Elyse Colby (Manchester, N.H.) drove in classmate Megan Young (Portland, Maine) with a double to right center and later scored on a passed ball. However, Williams added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh, highlighted by RBI singles from junior Laura Noel (Houston, Texas) and first-year Taryn Goodman (New City, N.Y.) to finish off the 10-2 victory.

Junior Clara Hard (Seattle, Wash.) improved to 14-3 with her second win of the day, as she allowed no runs on three hits while striking out six in four innings of work. Sophomore Robyn Savitske (Hellertown, Pa.) suffered her first loss of the season for Endicott, dropping her record to 21-1 overall. The second-year right-hander, who had surrendered just five earned runs all season entering the tournament, gave up five earned while fanning six in 4 1/3 innings.

Endicott senior Katie Doherty (Saugus, Mass.) led all player with three hits for the Gulls, while Knox, Noel, Frost and Baccash each had two hits for Williams.

 
Box score (newspaper)
                               NCAA Division III Softball
                          Williams College vs Endicott College
                     May 13, 2005 at Babson Park, MA (Alumni Field)

Williams College 10 (26-12)                   Endicott College 2 (33-3-1)

Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
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Cathleen Clark dp/pr.......  4  1  1  0       Paula McGinn cf............  3  0  0  0
Kerri McMahon ss...........  3  0  1  0       Megan Young c..............  1  1  1  0
Alana Frost 2b.............  4  2  2  1       Elyse Colby ss.............  4  1  1  1
Mary Baccash c.............  4  2  2  0       Rachel Pearson dp..........  3  0  0  0
 Melissa Vandermyn pr......  0  1  0  0       Megan Huckins 1b...........  3  0  0  0
Christine Williams 3b......  3  1  0  0       Katie Doherty 3b...........  3  0  3  0
Katelyn Knox lf............  3  2  2  4        Missy Swymer pr...........  0  0  0  0
 Melissa Iacobucci p.......  0  0  0  0       Nicole Reather 2b/p........  3  0  1  0
Laura Noel 1b..............  3  1  2  1       Laura Schack lf............  3  0  0  0
 Katie Powers ph...........  1  0  0  0       Ashley Labella rf/2b.......  3  0  0  0
Liz Gluck rf...............  3  0  0  0       Robyn Savitske p...........  0  0  0  0
 Beth Lorge ph.............  1  0  0  0        Morgan Finegan rf.........  0  0  0  0
Kristen Lemons cf..........  3  0  0  0
 Taryn Goodman ph..........  1  0  1  1
Clara Hard p...............  0  0  0  0
 Margaret Ryan p/ph........  1  0  0  0
Totals..................... 34 10 11  7       Totals..................... 26  2  6  1

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Williams College.... 000 250 3 - 10 11  0
Endicott College.... 000 002 0 -  2  6  7
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E - McGinn 2; Colby 2; Doherty 2; Savitske. DP - EC 1. LOB - WIL 6; EC 7. 2B - A.
Frost 2(8); M. Baccash(6); Young(4); Colby(5); Doherty 2(8). HR - K. Knox(7). SH -
K. McMahon(4); Young(5). SB - M. Baccash(2). CS - C. Williams.

Williams College               IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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Clara Hard  W,14-3.........   4.0  3  0  0  1  6   0  0  0  0   14 16   2  4  81
Margaret Ryan .............   2.0  3  2  2  1  2   1  0  0  0    9 10   3  1  52
Melissa Iacobucci .........   1.0  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    3  4   1  2  23

Endicott College               IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
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Robyn Savitske  L,21-1.....   4.1  6  7  5  2  7   0  0  0  0   21 24   3  2  90
Nicole Reather ............   2.2  5  3  2  0  1   0  0  0  0   13 13   3  3  29

WP - M. Ryan. PB - M. Baccash. Pitches/strikes: C. Hard 81/53; M. Ryan 52/36; M.
Iacobucci 23/16; Savitske 90/64; Reather 29/23.

Strikeouts - K. McMahon 2; A. Frost; C. Williams 2; K. Knox; L. Noel; L. Gluck;
Colby; Pearson; Reather 2; Schack 3; Labella. Walks - C. Williams; K. Knox; McGinn;
Young 2.

Umpires - HP: Bob Milosavljevic  1B: Dave Dutch  3B: Barry Rhodes
Start: 2:30pm   Time: 2:18   Attendance: 350

Game notes:
Game #3 of the NCAA Division III New England Softball Regionals
Williams advances to the winner's bracket final (Game #7) on Saturday at
2pm where they will face the Keene State/Babson winner. #1 seed Endicott
will play UMaine-Framington in Game #5 at 10am on Saturday.
Game: NCAAGM03


-- Courtesy Babson