Endicott Forces “If Necessary” Game With CCC Softball Tournament Win

Endicott Forces “If Necessary” Game With CCC Softball Tournament Win

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Top-seeded Endicott picked up two wins in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Softball Tournament on Saturday afternoon to force a "winner-take-all" game against No. 2 seed University of New England on Sunday, May 5. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Endicott started the day in the loser's bracket playing an elimination game against No. 4 seed Salve Regina. The Gulls were able to jump out to an early lead against the Seahawks and did not look back. They picked up a 9-1 run-rule win in six innings.

The win slotted the CCC Regular-Season Champions into a championship matchup with the Nor'easters needing two wins to claim the title as UNE advanced through the tournament undefeated. The hosts were able to push across eight runs for an 8-0 run-rule win in five innings forcing Sunday's "if necessary" game.

The winner of Sunday's championship game will be named the 2019 CCC Tournament Champion and will earn the league's automatic qualifier into the 2019 NCAA Division III Softball Championship Tournament.


#1 Endicott 9, #4 Salve Regina 1 – 6 Innings

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Gulls started the game on a high note as they took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning off a home run to left center from Adrianna Favreau (Tewksbury, Mass.). 

However, Salve Regina's Holly Kathios (Pelham, N.H.) hit a homer of her own in the top of the second to tie the game at 1-1. 

Endicott exploded for five runs in the bottom of the second frame, led by a three-RBI triple from Gina DeMilt (Princeton, N.J.) to regain the lead.

The Gulls saw consecutive singles from DeMilt, Jamie Hopgood (Warwick, R.I.), Favreau, and Lauren Misiaszek (Londonderry, N.H.) and a double from Hayley Arduini (Southington, Conn.) to secure the 9-1 victory and advance in the tournament.  

Maggie Oram (Lexington, Mass.) pitched all six innings for the Gulls and allowed only three hits and one earned run while striking out six batters. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Leading the Gulls offensively were Favreau and Peyton Atkins (Goshen, N.Y.), who went 2-for-3 at the plate. 
  • Andi Nelson (Candia, N.H.) shifted to 17-8 in the circle with the loss. 
  • Courtney Latta (Lowell, Mass.) pitched the remaining 4.1 innings for the Seahawks. 

Game recap courtesy of the Endicott Sports Information Department.

 

#1 Endicott 8, #2 University of New England 0 – 5 Innings

BEVERLY, Mass. – Favreau once again started out the game with a home run in the bottom of the first to give the Gulls the early lead and they never looked back the rest of the way. 

In the fourth inning, Arduini hit a solo home run before Olivia Odermatt (Cheshire, Conn.) slammed a two-RBI homer out of the park and Hopgood rounded out the scoring with an RBI double to extend the advantage to 6-0. 

The Gulls saw two more runners cross home plate during the bottom of the fifth to secure the 8-0 victory. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE 

  • Michaela Hamill (Lynn, Mass.) pitched all five innings for the Gulls and allowed six hits with two strikeouts.
  • Odermatt led the Endicott defense as she went 2-for-3 with three RBI. 
  • Sydnee Bessler (Everett, Mass.) was credited with the loss for the Nor'easters, while Melissa Sprague (Londonderry, N.H.) also saw time in the circle. 
  • The Gulls are 24-2 this season when they score first.  
  • This is the 10th 30-win season in program history for Endicott. 

Game recap courtesy of the Endicott Sports Information Department.

 

 

2019 CCC Softball Tournament Schedule

Game numbers reflect the original order of games before rescheduling.

Wednesday, May 1

Game 2 - #2 University of New England def. #7 Gordon, 6-0 | BOX
Game 3 - 
#6 Nichols def. #3 Western New England, 5-1 | BOX

Thursday, May 2

Hosted by #1 Seed and #2 Seed

Game 1 - #5 Roger Williams def. #4 Salve Regina, 5-3 | BOX
Game 5 - 
#2 University of New England def. #6 Nichols, 11-3 (5 innings) | BOX
Game 6 - 
#7 Gordon def. #3 Western New England, 2-1 | BOX

Friday, May 3

Hosted by #1 Endicott/Gordon

Game 4 - #1 Endicott def. #5 Roger Williams, 8-0 (6 innings) | BOX
Game 7 – 
#4 Salve Regina def. #6 Nichols, 7-0 | BOX
Game 8 - 
#7 Gordon def. #5 Roger Williams, 12-6 | BOX
Game 10 - 
#2 University of New England def. #1 Endicott, 6-2 | BOX
Game 9 - #4 Salve Regina def. #7 Gordon, 5-3 | BOX

Saturday, May 4

Hosted by Endicott

Game 11 - #1 Endicott def. #4 Salve Regina, 9-1 (6 innings) | BOX
Game 12 - #1 Endicott def. #2 University of New England, 8-0 (5 innings) | BOX

Sunday, May 5

Hosted by Endicott

Game 13 - #2 University of New England at #1 Endicott, 2 p.m.

 

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