Clermont, Fla. - UMaine Farmington drops two against #20 MIT on the last day of the Florida trip by a score of 15-0 and 18-7.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT had control of game one right from the start. The Engineers put up six runs on four hits and four fielding errors by UMaine Farmington. Junior Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and senior Natalie Shifflet (Poway, Calif.) got things started with back-to-back singles in the top of the first. Joseph came around to score after freshman Sarah Von Ahn (West Linn, Ore.)reached via a fielding error.
- Two batters later, junior Zoe Hinton (Aurora, Colo.) was hit by a pitch, which plated N. Shifflet, and then freshman Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) followed it up with a two run double to center. Goetz touched all four bases as the centerfielder misplayed the ball allowing her to score MIT's sixth run.
- In the bottom of the very next inning, Goetz roped an RBI single to second for the Engineers' seventh run. The Cardinal and Gray then added five in the third highlighted by an RBI triple by Goetz, a two-run single by Von Ahn and a sac fly by sophomoreKim Veldee (Kirkland, Wash.).
- Dominant pitching by sophomore Amber VanHemel (Coconut Creek, Fla.) and junior Deanna Delgado (Miami, Fla.) shut down the UMaine Farmington bats as they allowed just five hits and one walk in the combined complete game effort. Delgado faced seven batters and only allowed one to reach via a fielding error to close the game with the Engineers ahead by a 15-0 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Goetz led the offensive charge for MIT as she went 3-for-3 at the plate with a career-high four RBI's in addition to crossing the plate once. Joseph and Von Ahn also produced two RBI games and both touched home plate three times.
- VanHemel picked up her third win of the season (3-0) with her three inning effort as she struck out six of the 16 batters she faced. The sophomore, who threw a total of 72 pitches, drilled 46 of them for strikes, while Delgado tossed 23 pitches – 11 of which were strikes over the final two innings.
- UMaine Farmington starter Kailyn Hill (0-2) shouldered the loss in three innings yielding 12 runs (two earned), nine hits, one walk and a strikeout.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Through two innings, UMaine Farmington held a 6-2 advantage, but the Engineers came back to score 16 of the game's final 17 runs to win 18-7 and earn the two game sweep of the Beavers.
- In the top of the third, MIT had runners on second and third after Hinton and senior captain Ali Trueworthy (Rochester, N.H.) each singled and then moved to their respective bases on a fly out by sophomore Erika Anderson (Carlsbad, Calif.). Freshman Madi Pickett (Santa Barbara, Calif.), senior Monica Shifflet (Poway, Calif.) and Joseph each singled to cut the deficit to one, 6-5.
- The score remained the same until MIT broke it open with a six run fifth inning. The Engineers plated six runs on five hits to take a 10-6 lead. N. Shifflet knocked in freshmanSierra Rosenzweig (Anchorage, Alaska) on a sacrifice fly to center and was followed by Hinton and Anderson, who both registered two-RBI hits. Anderson closed the frame by coming home via a wild pitch. The Engineers went on to score two in the sixth and five in the seventh to total their 18 runs in the night cap.
- Delgado, earned her second win of the season win of the season after coming in out of the pen in the second inning. The junior threw three innings and only allowed two runs on two hits and struck out three. VanHemel came in to pitch in the fifth and earned the first save of her career by pitching the final three frames. VanHemel shut down UMaine Farmington's bats as she faced 12 batters, allowing only three to reach.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Anderson registered four RBI's to lead MIT's offense in game two and was joined by freshman Michelle Wist (Cypress, Texas), who knocked in three herself. Additionally, Joseph, N. Shifflet and Hinton all notched a pair of RBI's this afternoon, while Goetz crossed the plate a game-high three times.
- Delgado improved to 2-0 with her performance through the middle innings of the game, while UMaine Farmington starter Skyler Watson (1-3) pitched for all but one as she allowed 18 hits, 17 runs (13 earned), eight walks and struck out two in six and 2/3 innings in the circle. MIT freshman Alex Hanselman (Naperville, Ill.) made her first collegiate start for the Engineers in the nightcap as her outing lasted just one inning.
- Both Rosenzweig and Joseph stole a pair of bases as they both registered six steals this week in Florida. Additionally, Goetz closed her first week as an Engineer by batting .600 (12-for-20) to go along with seven runs scored, one double, one triple, seven RBI and two steals.