Miya Warner '06
Senior Miya Warner threw a two-hitter in the first game and came on in relief in for the second win.

Jeffs Take Two From Wesleyan

April 1, 2006

MIDDLETOWN, CT – The Amherst softball team improved to 9-4 (2-0 NESCAC West) on the season with their fourth and fifth straight wins as they swept NESCAC West rival Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. Senior hurler Miya Warner (Berkeley, CA) picked up two wins as Amherst downed the Cardinals 7-0 in the first and 9-7 in the second. Wesleyan drops to 5-13 (0-2 NESCAC West).

Warner threw a two-hitter for her third shutout of the season in the day’s first game, striking out 10 batters and walking none. Neither squad could muster much offensive until the fifth inning when senior Laura Trigiero (Reston, VA) hit a triple down the right field line, scoring sophomore Elizabeth Neckes (Dover, MA), rookie Emily Bularzik (Braintree, MA) and junior Annalise Rodli (La Canada, CA) to get Amherst ahead 3-0. Neckes drove home rookie Alexa Princi (London, England) in the sixth to add the Amherst lead. Cardinal rookie reliever Kathryn Bokshever was all over the place in the seventh, hurling four wild pitches to allow Amherst to plate three runs on just one hit, a single to right field from senior co-captain Rachel Hoerger (Oakland, CA). Neckes was 2-for-3 from the plate, and posted an RBI.

Wesleyan got out to 1-0 start in the first inning of the second, but Neckes scored in the top of the second on a passed ball to knot the score. The third inning saw a flurry of scoring, as Neckes hit a single to center field, plating sophomore Ralina Shaw (Tumwater, WA) and rookie Lindsey Harrington (Westford, MA). More wild pitching by the Cardinals allowed Amherst to add three more runs, as Neckes, sophomore Kelly King (Grosse Pointe Park, MI) and first-year Julia Cummings (Los Angeles, CA) all crossed the dish. The Cardinals posted a five-run inning of their own as sophomore Marcia Whitehead knocked a two-RBI double to left field and the Jeffs committed two errors and walked three. Amherst took the lead for good in top of the sixth, as Harrington knocked Hoerger home and then crossed the plate herself. Cummings posted a 2-for-2 showing from the plate, and walked twice.

Amherst returns to action on Tuesday at non-conference rival Clark University at 4:30 pm.