Doane Sweeps York in Home Opener
The Tigers picked up a sweep of York College in the home opener on Wednesday afternoon at Tuxedo Park. The Tigers are expected to open the Jose M. & Elizabeth Ledon Complex on March 27.
Doane needed extra innings in game one, but they came away with a 1-0 victory. Game two was a little less stressful as the Tigers won 9-1 in five innings. The second game ended due to the eight-run rule in softball. Doane is 7-3 on the season.
Game One (Doane 1-0, 8 innings)
Doane took advantage of the international rule for softball, which places a runner on second base to start an extra inning, and scored without making contact. York and Doane battled through seven scoreless innings before the rule took effect. Doane was able to overcome York's advantage in the eighth inning as they stranded a runner on third base. In the Tigers' eighth, Kayla Hochstein pinch-ran for Pamela Masker. Hochstein stole third and advanced to home for the game-winning run on a throwing error by the catcher.
Doane was limited to one hit for the game as York pitcher Samantha Goldammer pitched an outstanding game, striking out 16 Tiger batters. Joy Vasa matched Goldammer's effort, scattering four hits over eight innings of work for Doane. Vasa, in her first start of the season, picked up the win to move to 1-0 on the season in three appearances. She also had the Tigers' only hit of the contest.
Game Two (Doane 9-1, 5 innings)
The Tigers scored in every inning but one, including a six-run third inning. Doane was paced by three hits each from Sloane Beckler and Masker. Each player also scored two runs. Stephanie Mosley and Joy Vasa had two hits each as the Tigers finished the game with 15. Mosley and Skyler Rowe collected two RBIs apiece.
Alysia Johnson (3-2) limited the York hitters to a pair of hits over five innings. Sarah Wearden took the loss for York as she allowed five runs over two innings.
The Tigers' six-run third inning was highlighted by four consecutive extra base hits to lead off the inning. Beckler and Mosley started with triples, only to be followed by Jennifer Montoya and Vasa doubles. Doane base runners were 4-of-5 in stolen bases.
Joy Vasa was 3-of-6 at the plate in the doubleheader... Sloane Beckler was 3-of-4, playing only in game two... the Tigers collected 16 hits, six for extra bases, but also struck out 17 times... three errors were committed by Doane but no runs scored due to the errors... Stephanie Mosley went 0-for-3 in the first game, snapping a team-high five-game hit streak. She started a new streak in game two.
The Tigers will travel to California for Spring Break.