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Miya Warner '06
Sophomore hurler Miya Warner surrendered just three hits and one run in over 10 innings of work on Saturday.

Jeffs Swept by Williams, 1-0, 7-2

April 24, 2004

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College softball team was swept by visiting NESCAC West and Little Three archrival Williams College on Saturday, 1-0 and 7-2. Williams sophomore Liz Gluck (Wappingers Falls, NY) led the Ephs, tossing a one-hit shutout in Game 1, and going 4-for-4 at the plate in Game 2 with a home run and three RBIs. Amherst fell to 13-12 (4-4 NESCAC West) with the losses and was eliminated from playoff contention, while Williams improved to 25-6 (7-1 NESCAC West) and secured the right to host the NESCAC Championship Tournament next weekend.

The Ephs threatened early in the opener, putting runners on second and third with just one out in both the second and third innings. However, sophomore first-baseman Laura Trigeiro (Reston, VA) got the hosts out of the first jam with a double play, catching a bunt attempt from Williams first-year Katelyn Knox (Great Falls, VA) in the air and throwing out pinch runner Melissa Vandermyn (Springfield, MA) at third. Amherst first-year Caroline Polales (Winnetka, IL) prevented a run from scoring in the third, gunning down Williams senior Carly Massey (Hyannis, MA) at the plate, before sophomore pitcher Miya Warner (Berkeley, CA) forced a pop-up to get out of the inning.

Amherst first-year Amy Watson (Norwood, MA) reached on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the third, and Trigeiro followed with the Jeffs’ lone hit of the game, a double to deep right-center. Watson tried to score on the play but was thrown out at the plate. Trigeiro advanced to third on the throw home, but was stranded there as the following hitter popped up for the final out. Williams picked up their lone run in the fifth frame as first-year Cathleen Clark (Plymouth, NH) reached on a bunt single. She continued to swipe second, but the catcher's throw sailed into center field and she was able to race home.

Warner threw a complete game for Amherst, surrendering just four hits, while striking out seven.

In the nightcap, the visitors took an early lead as Gluck plated sophomore Alana Frost (Oakland, CA) with an RBI single in the first. The Jeffs responded in the bottom half of the inning with back-to-back two-out singles from Polales and senior Gina Scribner (Star, ID), and first-year shortstop Annalise Rodli (La Canada, CA) followed with an RBI double over the head of the left fielder, scoring Scribner from second. Williams picked up another run in the second and pushed their lead to 4-1 in the top of the third on a two-run blast from junior catcher Mary Baccash (Evanston, IL). Amherst got one back in the third as Trigeiro scored on a wild pitch, but Williams’ offense continued to attack, loading the bases for Gluck in the top of the fourth. Her two-RBI single increased the Ephs’ lead to 6-2, and she capped her day with a solo shot in the top of the seventh.

Amherst rookie pitcher Hilary Little (Kentfield, CA) took the loss in Game 2, giving up five earned runs on six hits in three and two-thirds innings. Warner came on in relief, and allowed one run on two hits.

Amherst returns to action Monday at 3:30 p.m. for a doubleheader at non-conference foe Westfield State College.

Game 1 Box Score/Play-by-Play

Game 2 Box Score/Play-by-Play