Courtesy of Lyndon Sports Information
LYNDONVILLE, Vermont. – The Thomas College softball team swept Lyndon State College, 12-1 and 5-1, in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas 12, Lyndon State 1
In the top of the first, the Terriers' Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.) stole home to plate their first run on a first and third double steal. The Hornets' Kiya DeWitt tied it up in the bottom of the first after Brooke Dolloff lined one between the first and second baseman, allowing DeWitt to score.
From there on out the Terriers plated runs in each of the next five innings: three in the second, one in the third, fourth, and fifth, and five in the sixth to close out the game 12-1.
DeWitt pitched a complete game allowing twelve hits while striking out two for the Hornets. Shelby Sheridan went two-for-three at the plate, DeWitt had the lone run, and Dolloff picked up the one RBI.
Sydney LeBourveau (Jericho, Vt.) allowed two hits, one run, and struck out five for the Terriers to pick up the win. Madison Bentz (Algonquin, Ill.) went 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored while Lauren Farina (Schenectady, N.Y.) tallied three RBIs, all on sacrifice flies.
Thomas 5, Lyndon State 1
The Terriers started strong with four runs in the first. Courtney Veilleux (Sidney, Maine) doubled to right center to bring in Colpack from second, then Veilleux scored on a first and third double steal. Bentz drove a ball to left center for a double to plate Korrie Laren (Blackstone, Mass.) before Bentz scored on an error.
Thomas added another run in the second as Laren singled to left to drive in Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) for the 5-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third, Sheridan was stuck on third and capitalized on a wild pitch to score the Hornets lone run, ending the game 5-1 in favor of the Terriers.
The Hornets held the Terriers scoreless throughout the remaining innings but were unable to mount a comeback.
Sheridan pitched a complete game allowing five hits while striking out three, with the loss. Chelsea Hale (Moreno Valley, Cal.) picked up the win with four hits, striking out four.
Veilleux went two-for-three getting one RBI for the Terriers. The Hornets had four players get a hit with Sheridan scoring the lone run.
Thomas travels to Johnson State College tomorrow, Sunday, April 30 to finish off their season at 12:00 p.m.