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Caroline Polales '07
First-year thirdbaseman Caroline Polales hit her first collegiate home run on Tuesday.

Polales Leads Jeffs Past Mt. Holyoke, 3-2

April 6, 2004

AMHERST, MA - First-year Caroline Polales (Winnetka, IL) smashed her first collegiate home run to lead the Amherst College softball team to a 3-2 victory over visiting non-conference foe Mt. Holyoke College on Tuesday. The two-run blast broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning and sophomore hurler Miya Warner (Berkeley, CA) held off a Mt. Holyoke rally in the seventh, earning her eighth victory of the year.

Amherst jumped on top early as senior Gina Scribner (Star, ID) scored on a double by Polales in the first inning. Warner dominated early as well, striking out the first five batters she faced and allowing only one hit in the first four innings. The Lyons threatened in the fifth as sophomore Liz Colby (Belgrade, ME) and first-year Chloe Pete (Athol, MA) singled and senior Melanie Lafavre (Las Flores, CA) was hit by a pitch, but Warner got out of the bases-loaded jam, forcing senior Lauren Weiner (Kensington, MD) to foul out to the catcher.

Mt. Holyoke tied the game in the sixth on a single by sophomore Lynn Kapinos (S. Hadley, MA), but the deadlock didnít last long. Scribner reached on an error to begin the bottom half of the frame and Polales followed with the game-winning shot. However, the Lyons didnít go quietly, starting the final inning with three consecutive singles to pull within one. Amherst first-year shortstop Annalise Rodli (La Canada, CA) gunned down pinch runner Elizabeth DíAgosto (Simsbury, CT) at home for the first out and Warner took care of the rest, striking out the next batter and forcing an infield pop-up to end the game.

Sophomore Rachel Hoerger (Oakland, CA) doubled for the Jeffs, and Rodli and sophomore Laura Trigeiro (Reston, VA) each singled, while Pete led the Lyons, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Warner went the distance, scattering eight hits and striking out 10 as Amherst improved to 9-8 with the win. Lafavre took the loss for Mt. Holyoke, which dropped to 5-14-1.

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 4 p.m. against visiting non-conference opponent WPI.

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