LAKELAND, Fla.—Junior Brooke Stock (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) tossed a three-hit shutout in game one to help the Babson College softball team earn a split in its doubleheader against the Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers won the opener 2-0 before falling 7-1 to the Ducks in game two.
Babson is now 1-3 on the year, while Stevens improved to 2-4 with their game-two victory.
GAME 1: Babson 2, Stevens 0
Senior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while sophomore Jamie Hoffman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) had two hits, reached base three times and drove in a run to help the Beavers pickup their first win of the spring. Senior Alex Corrigan (Middletown, N.J.) also contributed an RBI single in support of Stock, who struck out six and walked one to improve to 1-1 on the year.
Senior Christine LaRochelle (Somerset, N.J.) shouldered the loss after giving up two runs on nine hits over five innings for the Ducks.
The Green and White led off the bottom of the first with three straight singles and took a 1-0 lead on Hoffman's RBI knock through the left side. Despite leaving the bases loaded, the Beavers added to their advantage in the last of the third as Tango led off with a double and stole third before coming home to score on Corrigan's RBI base hit to right.
Stevens, which stranded a pair of runners in the top of the first, was off balance all day against Stock. She retired nine consecutive batters following an error with one out in the third and allowed just one base runner to reach third in the contest.
GAME 2: Stevens 7, Babson 1
Junior Jacqueline Paul (Burlington, N.J.) had two doubles, Corrigan reached twice thanks to an RBI double and a walk, and Tango contributed a double of her own as part of Babson's six-hit attack. Junior Katie Gademsky (Hillsborough, N.J.) shouldered the loss after giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out two in four innings to fall to 0-2 on the year.
Junior Samantha Schattin (Princeton Junction, N.J.) went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI and sophomore Madison Gemma (Fairfield, N.J.) hit a three-run homer to pace the Ducks' 11-hit attack. Classmate Jessie Masur (Montclair, N.J.) gave up just one run while scattering six hits and three walks in a complete-game effort in the circle.
Gemma hit a three-run blast in the first and Schattin extended the lead to 5-0 with a two-run double to left in the second. Stevens tacked on two more runs in the last of the fifth after beginning the frame with three consecutive bunt singles.
The Green and White got on the board in the top of the sixth as Paul stroked a one-out double to left center and Corrigan followed with a double to right center to drive her in and cut the lead to 7-1. The Ducks loaded the bases again in the sixth, but Babson first-year Logan MacDonald (Wilmington, Mass.) induced an infield pop-up and followed it up with a strikeout to get out of the frame unscathed.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it faces Messiah at 11 a.m. and takes on Oswego at 3:30 p.m.
• Sunday's games were the first in program history against Stevens.
• The Beavers' four doubles are their most since finishing with five in a 14-4 win over Smith back on April 18, 2018.