Salve Regina sweeps Wentworth, 10-2 and 9-1, both in five innings

Megan Guest belted her second extra base hit of the season, a double down the left field line, and added three stolen bases in the doubleheader sweep. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)
Megan Guest belted her second extra base hit of the season, a double down the left field line, and added three stolen bases in the doubleheader sweep. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)

SEAHAWK SOFTBALL RESULTS
[1] Salve Regina 10, Wentworth 2 (five innings)
[2] Salve Regina 9, Wentworth 1 (five innings)
Toppa Field - Newport, R.I.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Summary
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University softball won its fifth and sixth straight games with a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader sweep of visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology, 10-2 and 9-1, with both games ending in five innings. The Seahawks (13-8, 8-0 CCC) scored three times in the bottom of the fifth of game two to end the contest early.

Series and Streaks
The Seahawks own a 47-7 mark in the all-time series which includes wins in the last 15 meetings. In the last 14 meetings, Salve Regina has outscored Wentworth, 138-6.

Three Seahawk Stars of the Day

  1. Junior infielder Francesca Galeazzi (Lynn, Mass.) grounded out to the right side her first two trips to the plate tonight before finishing with six hits including a double, three runs batted in, and two stolen bases.
  2. Freshman infielder Allie Gusmano (Orange, Conn.) started at second base in the nightcap and went three-for-three at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.
  3. Senior outfielder Lexi Soucie (No. Easton, Mass.) collected two hits, two runs scored, and swiped a pair of bases.

Key Stat of the Game
Salve Regina swiped 15 bases in the sweep; 10 different players had stolen bases led by three from Megan Guest (Meriden, Conn.).

Turning Points
Salve Regina scored 10 runs in the first two innings of Game One (four in first, six in second); in the nightcap, the Seahawks put three on the board in first frame.

Quick Hits

  • Salve Regina scored in double digits for the third time this season, and first time in New England (11-3 on March 12 versus Saint Benedict, and 15-6 on March 13 versus Smith, both in Florida).
  • The Seahawks have banged out double-digit hits for the third straight game, second time this season they've had a three-game streak with double-figures in the hit column.
  • Seahawk pitchers Lindsay DelGrego (Wallingford, Conn.) and Kaleigh Dwyer (East Brunswick, N.J.) both tossed complete games without allowing an earned run.
  • Wentworth hurlers Erica Norquist (Rutland, Mass.) and Hayley Rutkey (Burnt Hills, N.Y.), both sophomores, stranded 10 Seahawks on the basepaths in the opener and five more in the nightcap.
  • Freshman utility player Haley Hohlmaier (Johnston, R.I.) had her first collegiate extra base hit with a ground rule double down the right field line in the nightcap.
  • Salve Regina has won nine of its last 10 games played (only loss was an extra-inning setback to UMass Boston on April 3).

Next Up
Salve Regina (13-8, 8-0 CCC) - Wednesday, April 12 versus Roger Williams University [DH], 4 p.m.
Wentworth (0-17, 0-10 CCC) - Wednesday, April 12 at University of New England [DH], 3 p.m.