UMass Sweeps Yale In Home Opener
April 2, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - The Massachusetts softball team saw its offense come alive in a doubleheader sweep of Yale in its home opener at Sortino Field on Wednesday.
UMass came from a run down to win the first game 3-1, before jumping out to a 5-0 lead and a 6-1 victory in the second.
Lindsey Webster had five hits and reached base six times for UMass (5-14). Leadoff hitter Quianna Diaz-Paterson and Taylor Carbone - the No. 3 batter - had four hits each for the Minutewomen, who had season-highs of 13 hits and five doubles in the nightcap.
Yale opened the game with a run in the first when Brittany Labbadia hit a solo home run into the scoreboard netting over the left field wall.
The Minutewomen evened things up in the bottom half with an unearned run. Taylor Carbone reached on an error and scored a batter later on Lindsey Webster's triple that rolled to the wall in right center.
UMass added single runs in the fifth and sixth to complete the comeback. In the fifth, back-to-back singles from Cote' Clark and Carbone. Webster drove in her second RBI of the game with a single up the middle. Clark did the same in the sixth as she drove in Mikayla Panko for the insurance run.
All three UMass runs came with two outs.
Caroline Raymond (3-7) threw a complete game to earn the win. She finished with five strikeouts and scattered four hits.
Carbone drove in the first run of the game for the Minutewomen when she sent a liner back up the middle to plate Diaz-Patterson.
With the bases loaded in the third, UMass scored one on a error and two more scored on Olivia Godin's double to right center.
The Minutewomen added another run in the fourth after Webster doubled and scored on a Bridget Lemire single for a 5-0 advantage.
Yale, who got its first hit in the fourth, managed to score a run in the fifth for its lone run of the contest.
UMass added a final run in the sixth to account for the 6-1 score.
UMass will play host to Dayton on Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at Noon.