Softball wins two on first day of Arizona trip

Jasmine Webster (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Jasmine Webster (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Hood College softball team defeated Macalester 7-3 and Dubuque 10-2 in five innings on the first day of the Blazers' spring break trip to Arizona. 

Sophia Leaman went 4 for 8 at the plate in the two games with two doubles, a home run and six runs batted in. The senior pitched game two and allowed just three hits and struck out three for the win. Jasmine Webster went 5 for 7 with two doubles.

Hood 7, Macalester 3

  • Webster doubled twice and Leaman added a three-run double to lead the offense, while Kayli Paugh pitched a complete game inside the circle. 
  • Webster drove in Paugh and Caitlin Gosline with a double in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. 
  • In the second, Hood loaded the bases for Leaman, whose bases-clearing double scored Kristy Erfurdt, Gosline and Kristen Scott
  • Macalester got one run back in the second before an RBI single by Kiley Banks drove in Webster for a 6-1 lead. 
  • Hood scored its final run on a run-scoring, infield single by Paugh that allowed Erfurdt to come home. 
  • Macalester scored twice in the seventh. 
  • Paugh struck out five and allowed just five hits and two walks. Erfurdt went 2 for 4. 

Hood 10, Dubuque 2 (5 innings)

  • Hood used a six-run second inning to break the game open. 
  • Webster reached base in all four of her plate appearances with three singles and hit by pitch. 
  • Leaman and Scott drove in three runs apiece, while Gosline knocked in two.  
  • Leaman gave Hood a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the first, then added a two-run double in the second. The Blazers opened the second with four straight singles before Maddy Collins walked. Webster drove in the inning's final run with a base hit to make it 7-0
  • A pair of errors in the third allowed Scott to score to make it 8-0. She and Collins had RBI singles in the fourth to cap the scoring for the Blazers. 
  • Leaman, meanwhile, held Dubuque without a baserunner in the first three innings. The Spartans scored both runs in the fourth. Taylor Allard recorded an RBI double and later scored on a base hit by Makenzie Kopp. 

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The Blazers play the Rochester Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve on Tuesday, March 13 in Arizona. 

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