Ursinus Doubles Up Diplomats

Ursinus Doubles Up Diplomats

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa – Ursinus picked up their 11th straight win Sunday afternoon, sweeping Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference (CC) doubleheader. The Bears (17-5, 4-0 CC) needed five innings to win the first game 10-0, and completed the sweep with a 5-0 victory over the visiting Diplomats (12-14, 2-6 CC) in the second game.

The Bears used 11 hits to score 10 runs in the first game. Ursinus took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBIs by Tracy Olsen and Kristen Gallagher. They added four more runs in the fourth bringing the score to 6-0. The last runs of the game came from a Sara Williams’ walk off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth invoking the mercy rule.

Ursinus ace Lauren Davis (16-5) pitched a gem to pick up the victory. She allowed two hits in five innings of work. Davis walked two and struck out seven batters.

Meredith Morgan was saddled with the loss for the Diplomats. Morgan (5-3) pitched four innings giving up ten hits and six runs.

Davis picked up where she left off in the nightcap. She silenced the Diplomats’ bats again with another shutout. Davis allowed five hits while striking out nine batters to pick up the 5-0 victory.

Ursinus scored in four of the six innings in which they batted. The Bears picked up two runs in the fourth to make the score 4-0. They added another in the fifth. Abby Sido went 2-for-3 and produced an RBI to lead Ursinus’ offense.

Sara Damato suffered the loss. Damato (2-7) gave up eight hits and five runs in her six innings of work. No Diplomats recorded multiple hits in either game.

Franklin & Marshall heads to Haverford Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader.