April 1, 2008

Lyons Roar Past MIT in Doubleheader Sweep

April 1, 2008

Box Score

By
Mike Stoller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jodi Moynagh allowed only three hits while striking out 10 as Wheaton College completed a doubleheader sweep with a 4-0 win over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action on Tuesday. Earlier in the afternoon, the Lyons prevailed, 10-9, surviving a three-run MIT rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. Wheaton improved it season ledger to 16-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while the Engineers fell to 3-12 and 0-4 in the NEWMAC.

Moynagh was virtually untouchable in the nightcap. In a stunning outing, Wheaton's ace faced only two batters over the minimum, while improving her personal mark to 8-1.

The Lyons got all the runs they would need in the opening frame as Erika Marini's sacrifice fly to left was deep enough to score Brady Benton and Audrey Poulton from second and third respectively. Benton led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on Poulton's bunt hit. Both runners moved up a bag on a passed ball.

Marini struck again in the third, this time with a double to left center that scored Poulton, who singled and advanced on a passed ball.

Leading 3-0, the Lyons closed the scoring in the fifth as Benton drilled a ground-rule double down the left field line. After Poulton followed with another bunt, she reached second on an error, with Benton scoring on the play.

Poulton went 4-for-4, while Benton finished 2-for-4. Both scored a pair of runs, while Marini drove in three.

In a losing cause, Leah Bogsted pitched well for MIT, allowing only one earned run, while striking out four. She fell to 2-6.

In the first game, Benton and Poulton also proved to be thorns in the Engineers' backs, as each struck for three more hits in four at bats, with Poulton scoring three runs and Benton two. The duo got help from Nicole DeRosa who went 2-for-4, including two triples, with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Marini, meanwhile, crossed the plate three times.

Trailing 10-6, MIT made a valiant try for the win during its last at bat. Lily Keung led off with a single and advanced to second on an error. Aubrey Tatarowicz followed with a pinch-hit to left, as Keung moved to third. After an out, Amanda Jason's single to first base scored Keung, as Tatarowicz advanced to second. Jessica Oleinik struck with double to left, which scored Tatarowicz and sent Jason to third. Holly Jeffrey's ground out scored Jason, but another ground out ended the rally.

Jason went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored, while Oleinik drove in two, while going 2-for-4 and scoring a run. Jeffrey had three RBI.