Presidents Split During Second Day In Florida
CLERMONT, Fla. -- Washington & Jefferson routed Thomas (Maine) 15-0, but lost in the final inning to Benedictine (Ill.) 7-6 on Sunday on its second day of play the National Training Center Softball Games.
The Presidents (4-4) banged out 15 hits in the Thomas victory, including a 3-for-3 effort by junior shortstop Kelsey Cunningham (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township). Cunningham reached base five times as she also drew a pair of walks.
Junior pitcher Madison Rotto (Sarver, Pa./Freeport) fired the shutout and struck out a career-high 11 batters.
Washington & Jefferson trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning against Benedictine, but Rotto quickly tied the game with a three-run homer. Benedictine scored in the seventh inning and recorded the final three outs to preserve the win.
The Presidents, who totaled 26 hits during the two games, play eighth-ranked Tufts (1:00 pm) and Gallaudet (3:00 pm) Monday.