CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Babson College softball team opened its 2011 season with a split in Florida on Friday. The Beavers defeated Elizabethtown, 6-3, to start the day before falling to The College of New Jersey, 6-4.
In the opener, sophomore righty Megan Brain tossed five scoreless innings to earn the win on the mound, giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out one. Junior Kayla Davis and senior Jess Winer led the Beavers at the plate, combining for four hits and three RBIs. Davis went 2-for-4 with one run and two driven in, while Winer went 2-for-3 with a run and one RBI. Sophomore Jackie Enos knocked in a pair as well for Babson, which scored all six of its runs in the bottom of the first inning.
In the Beavers' second game of the day, TCNJ scored three runs in the bottom of the third and then single runs in each of the next two innings to turn a 1-1 tie into a 6-1 lead. Babson would rally with three runs in the top of the seventh, but junior Lauren Fitzsimmons came on in relief for TCNJ and got the final out with the tying run on base to finish off the 6-4 win. First-year Tess Rubega shouldered the loss in her collegiate debut for the Beavers, going six innings and allowing just three earned runs, while juniors Jess Pashos and Lisa Wojnar each recorded two hits to pace the offense.