Amherst Sweeps Mass College

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Allison Schwarting went 4-for-8 at the plate and struck out 10 on the mound to lead Amherst College (18-4) to a pair of wins over Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (9-12), formerly North Adams State. Amherst posted a 4-1 victory in game one, followed by a 7-3 win to close out the afternoon.

Game One
Amherst took advantage of three Mohawk errors to claim a 4-1 win to start the doubleheader. Vicki Gonzalez (Miami, FL) gave the Jeffs a 1-0 lead in the first after scoring on a wild pitch, and Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) made it 3-1 in the bottom of the third by scoring on a catcher's error. Centerfielder Lisa Bush (North Adams, MA) posted the lone run for Mass College in the fourth after singling to lead off the inning. Sandi LaPierre (Attleboro, MA) notched Mass College's only other hit, a single, in the fifth.

			1  2  3  4  5  6  7 -- R  H  E
Mass College (9-11)	0  0  0  1  0  0  0 -- 1  2  3
Amherst (17-4)		1  1  1  0  1  0  x -- 4  6  3
Sue Plankey and Paula Ciepiela. Allison Schwarting and Meghan Nelson.
WP - Schwarting (11-3). LP - Plankey (8-7).
LOB - A 7, MC 1.
2B - A Nelson.

Game Two
A two-run homer by Liza Feldman (Sudbury, MA) highlighted a four-run fifth inning for Amherst as the Jeffs swept the doubleheader after a 7-3 victory in game two. This is Feldman's third home run of the season and second in three games. Kristin Parzych (Fiskdale, MA) led the Mohawks with two doubles and two runs.

			1  2  3  4  5  6  7 -- R  H  E
Mass College (9-12)	0  0  2  0  0  1  0 -- 3  5  6
Amherst (18-4)		0  0  2  1  4  0  x -- 7  9  4
Lisa Bush and Sue Plankey. Jen Shea and Meghan Nelson.
WP - Shea (7-1). LP - Bush (2-5).
LOB - A 4, MC 6.
HR - A Feldman (3).

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