CLERMONT, Fla. -- The UMass Dartmouth softball team improved to 3-1 on the young season with a pair of non-league victories on Sunday evening at The Spring Games, as the Corsairs posted a 9-4 opening game triumph over Susquehanna before notching a 4-2 win over Westminster (Pa.) at Legends Way Field.
Sophomore Kylie Fletcher (Dighton, Mass.) enjoyed a productive night at the plate for UMass Dartmouth, as she and sophomore Jill Richards (Kingston, Mass.) rapped out two hits each in the opening game victory over Susquehanna (2-3). Freshman Lindsay Chubbuck (Berkley, Mass.) added a two-run double for the Corsairs, while junior Annika Evensen (Lake Forest, Calif.) scattered three hits and struck out one over the final 2 1/3 innings in relief to pick up her first triumph of the spring.
UMass Dartmouth plated three runs in the top of the third of the nightcap to overcome an early 1-0 deficit, as junior Cierra Sheerin (Bridgewater, Mass.) laced a two-run double and came around to score on Fletcher’s ensuing two-bagger. Westminster (1-1) got a run back in the bottom of the frame to close back to within one, but the Corsairs tacked on an insurance tally on a double play grounder in the seventh to account for the final margin.
Fletcher and Chubbuck (Berkley, Mass.) each collected two hits as part of UMass Dartmouth’s six hit attack in support of junior Kate McDonald (Scituate, Mass.), who scattered three hits and fanned a pair in going to distance to record her first win of the year inside the circle for the Corsairs.
UMass Dartmouth will take on Webster and the University of New England in a pair of outings on Monday afternoon at The Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. beginning at 11:45 am.