Collegian: UMass softball takes two, sweeps Dayton - UMass Athletics

Collegian: UMass softball takes two, sweeps Dayton

Daily Collegian softball writer Marc Jean-Louis spent the day at Sortino Field on Saturday and took in UMass' doubleheader sweep of Dayton as the Minutewomen completed a 4-0 week and evened their A-10 record to 2-2.

     After picking up a convincing 9-4 win in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Massachusetts softball team continued its stride in Game 2. Thanks to a five-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning, highlighted by a pinch-hit two-run home run by Tiffany Meeks, the Minutewomen completed the doubleheader sweep of Dayton with a 5-2 win at Sortino Field Saturday afternoon.
     "Our staff has worked really hard (on) getting us prepared (in) pitching, hitting, and fielding," UMass coach Kristi Stefanoni said. "We took the day off on Thursday and practiced really hard (Friday). Our underclassmen stepped up big time (Saturday)."
     Following a complete game performance by Caroline Raymond in the first game, freshman Tara Klee got the start in the circle for second game, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in a complete game effort.

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