Club Softball results
This weekend IC Club Softball traveled to Delaware for the Blue Hen Fall Classic hosted by the University of Delaware’s Club Softball team. The Bombsquad began the weekend facing West Virginia University It was the first time the team hit the field together this season. Alex Tracey lead our team in the circle and we held our own at the plate, but there was little to be done about WVU’s well placed drives that moved their players around the bases. The final score was 11-3 WVU.
The second game of the day for the team was against Rowan University. The teams played closely all game. Two goose eggs on the scoreboard until the third inning when Rowan rallied hard for five runs. IC shut them down soon after, not letting another one in for the rest of the game. The Bombsquad earned some runs in the fifth and sixth innings, however, time ran out before we could clinch a win. Marissa Furforo started in the circle pitching very strong and Abby DeFrancis debuted as our closer in the second half of the game. Final score: 5-3 Rowan.
The third game played was against the University of Delaware. It was a long fight for IC as the heat and wear of the day were beginning to take effect. Delaware hit some deep shots almost to the right field fence that secured their lead. Karli Spencer and Alex Tracey threw some well executed pitches. Abby DeFrancis was a roadrunner on the bases, scoring two of the team’s three runs. While Grace McDonough laid it all out in center field, sliding just in time to snatch a shallow pop into the outfield. The final score was 7-3 Delaware.
The fourth and final game of the weekend was against Pitt. Despite being a little sore and bruised from the day before, IC put out a great fight. Alex Tracey kept this tough team guessing until the fifth inning with her stellar pitches. Alyssa Friedman also saw her debut on the mound as the game’s closer. IC had a great early rally in the box. Karli Spencer, Abby De Francis, and Nikki Burress all scored in first few minute of the game. However, when Pitt did catch up in the box, they hit some slicing drives that nearly hit the fence, and drive in five additional runs. Final score 7-4 Pitt.