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Emily Melia '03
Senior second baseman Emily Melia went 2-for-3 in the opener.

Jeffs Drop Key West Division Twinbill at Middlebury

April 21, 2003

MIDDLEBURY, VT - With the top spot in the NESCAC West Division standings at stake, the Amherst softball team dropped a crucial conference doubleheader at Middlebury College on Saturday, losing 2-1 in the opener and 2-0 in the nightcap. Amherst rookie Miya Warner (Berkeley, CA) struck out 10 and surrendered just four runs while pitching a pair of complete games, but took both losses to fall to 12-7.

Amherst had a chance to win Game 1 in the final frame. Trailing 2-0 in the seventh inning, sophomore Kathryn Honderd (Atlanta, GA) plated senior Emily Melia (Hingham, MA) with an RBI double, moving the tying run, senior Missy Mordy (Issaquah, WA), who reached with a single, to third base. After Mordy was retired on a fielder’s choice, the game ended with a pop-up to the catcher and Middlebury pitcher Megan McCarthy (4-3) escaped with the narrow victory. First-year Laura Trigeiro (Reston, VA) and Melia each had two hits for Amherst.

Middlebury extended its winning streak to 10 games with the Game-2 victory, as McCarthy picked up her second straight win, allowing three hits and striking out four. Amherst first-year catcher Kate Raddock (Stamford, CT) smacked her first career triple in the loss. Warner and rookie Rachel Hoerger (Oakland, CA) also singled.

At 12-10 overall and 4-2 in league play, Amherst dropped to third place in the conference standings behind second-place Williams College (10-12/3-1 NESCAC) and Middlebury (14-7/5-1 NESCAC). The Jeffs return to action with a key West Division doubleheader Saturday at noon at Williams.

Game 1 Box Score / Play-by-Play

Game 2 Box Score / Play-by-Play