Cushing Leads Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of Cabrini, 9-2 and 7-1
RADNOR, Pa. - Game two was cut short due to darkness but junior Elizabeth Cushing put Cabrini College (2-10) away early, driving in five runs with five hits over the two games to lead the Swarthmore softball team (4-8) past the Cavaliers 9-2 and 7-1 on Tuesday evening.
Swarthmore got off to a quick start in game one, plating the first runner of the day after Cushing lined an RBI single to left field scoring senior Kira Kern.
After shutting down Cabrini in the bottom of the inning the Garnet broke the game open in the second, scroring four runs thanks to a string of Cavalier errors and walks and an RBI single from sophomore Kate Smayda to put Swat up 5-0.
Cabrini tried to rally back in the bottom of the second, knocking in two runs off of three hits but Swarthmore rebounds two inning later with another three runs in the fifth inning.
Lammerts drove in Cushing with an infield single to third and Hendrickson cleared the bases with a two-RBI sinlge to left field.
In the sixth inning Cushing put the Cavs away with her first career homerun, giving Swarthmore the 9-2 win in game one.
Cushing finished the game with three RBIs, two runs scored and went three-for-four from the plate.
Lammerts went two-for-four at the plate while driving in a run and scoring two.
The Cavaliers' Angela Shookster drove in a run in the first with an RBI double to put Swarthmore in an early hole.
After giving up the run in the first, freshman Melissa O'Connor would completely shut down the Cabrini offense. O'Connor didn't allow another run in game and fanned nine batters while only walking one.
The Garnet offense thanked O'Connor in the fifth, with a four run inning. Sophomore Katie Teleky got things started in a big way, blasting her first collegiate homerun over the centerfield fence.
Lammerts and Cushing did the rest as Lammerts drove in a run with a single to center followed by a base-clearing, two-RBI double to put Swat on top 4-1.
Despite giving up three hits, O'Connor managed to hold off the Cavaliers in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With two outs, Lammerts drove in another two runs with a single to left field to put the Garnet up 7-1.
Umpires called off the seventh inning due to darkness, giving Swarthmore its fourth straight win.
Lammerts went two-for-four at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored.
Swarthmore spread its offense out as seven different players had hits including three with two hits.
The Garnet softball team returns to the diamond on Thursday when it travels down the road to take on Widener University. Play is set to begin at 4:00 PM.