Softball: Murphy crushes two to lead Hawks past Mariners

Vasia Murphy

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College softball team swept visiting Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Russell Field in Leicester, winning game one, 11-3, and then putting it away in game two, 8-0.

April 17, 2019
Russell Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Becker 11, Mitchell 3 (6 innings)
Records: Hawks of Becker 16-11, 8-1 NECC | Mariners of Mitchell 8-16, 1-6 NECC

April 17, 2019
Russell Field, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Becker 8, Mitchell 0 (5 innings)
Records: Hawks of Becker 17-11, 9-1 NECC | Mariners of Mitchell 8-17, 1-7 NECC

• Senior outfielder Vasia Murphy (Dracut, Mass. / Dracut) hit two home runs with eight RBI, going 5-of-7 of the day.
• Sophomore shortstop Sarah Ellis (Berkley, Mass. / Bristol County Agricultural) went five-of-six at the plate with two doubles and two RBI.
• Senior pitcher Samantha Belenchia (Ansonia, Conn. / Ansonia) picked up the game two win, allowing just two hits and no runs over five innings. The team captain also had two hits and two runs on the day.
• Sophomore second baseman Alyssa Columb (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Central) posted four hits with two doubles and four RBI on the day.
• Freshman catcher Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Technical) posted four hits with two runs batted in.
• Freshman pitcher Ashley Veillette (Danielson, Conn. / Killingly) won game one, allowing just one earned run over six innings.
• Freshman third baseman Kyra Teixeira (Old Lyme, Conn. / Lyme-Old Lyme) went two-of-two at the plate, including a double and an RBI single that brought game two to a conclusion.
• Junior third baseman Lauren Niemann (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore) went three-of-five on the day with three runs scored.

The Hawks are back on the field on Friday when they host New England College in a NECC double-header between two of the top three teams in the conference. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

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