Courtesy of Lindsey Lowe
The softball team lost both ends of its first home doubleheader of the season, falling 7-2 and 14-0 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
WPI’s Marissa Gonzales started scoring in the first game early in the top of the first inning, as she got on base as the first batter and later ran home following an Emerson error. The Engineers added two more runs on a single by Kaitlin Hess, and Alicia Salvalzo’s single brought two more runners home to make WPI’s lead 5-0 headed into the bottom of the first.
Emerson got on the scoreboard in the third inning as junior Lexi Semanchik’s triple brought junior Karagan Knowles home to make the score 5-1.
WPI added a sixth run in the top of the fourth inning as Leila Camplese reached home on Gonzales’ double. Senior Lindsey Lowe cut into WPI’s lead by stealing home in the bottom of the inning.
The Engineers added one run in the top of the seventh inning to cement their 7-2 win in the first game.
The second game was all WPI, as Emerson was kept scoreless throughout. The scoreboard showed zeroes for both sides until Lauren Meinhold brought home a runner with a walk while the bases were loaded. WPI scored three more times to take a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Meinhold scored on a double by Hess for the Engineers in the top of the fifth inning, followed by two more runs to make the score 7-0.
With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, WPI took a 10-0 lead with a double that cleared the bases. Four more runs followed for the Engineers as they solidified their 14-0 win.
Five Lions tallied a hit in the second game. Semanchick and junior Calli Pratt recorded stolen bases.
The Lions, who are 0-5 this season, will travel to Babson College on Saturday, April 24 for a doubleheader against the Beavers.