Pam Sulick's Two Home Runs Give Softball A 9-1 Win Over Boston College
May 4, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. -- Senior Pam Sulick (Mission Viejo, Calif.) hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead Massachusetts (30-14-1) to a 9-1 win in five innings over Boston College (18-25) Wednesday afternoon at the UMass Softball Complex. The Minutewomen pounded out 13 hits on the day en route to their 14th straight 30-win season. Five different UMass players recorded at least two hits on the day.
UMass scored twice in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead. Freshman Lauren Proctor (Redmond, Wash.) led off with a double and scored two batters later on Sulick's first home run of the day. It was a line shot over the left-center field fence. Boston College got one of the runs back in the top of the third off UMass senior pitcher Barb LaFogg (Williamsburg, Mass.). Jenna Macchi led off with a single and scored when Kristin Allain doubled to left. Allain was thrown out trying to leg out a triple.
Massachusetts broke the game open with a four-run third inning. Sophomore Amanda Morin (Worcester, Mass.)led off the inning with a double to center. After junior KJ Kelley (Rainier, Ore.) walked, senior Denise Denis (Middle Grove, N.Y.) sacrificed them both over. Freshman Stacy Cullington (Encinitas, Calif.) then singled and Morin scored the third run of the game. Proctor drove in the fourth UMass run with a single up the middle. Later in the inning, Sulick hit her second home run of the game, a two-run shot, which made it 6-1 UMass. It was a towering shot over the scoreboard in left field.
UMass scored three more runs in the fourth inning to force the mercy-rule. Kelley recorded a two-run single, while Cullington had a RBI double.
LaFogg improved to 18-9 on the season with the complete-game victory. She allowed just the one run on three hits and no walks. She struck out five. Elena Ferrero started the game for the Eagles. She went two innings and gave up three runs on five hits. Michelle Daly came in next and allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk. Daly fanned one.
Proctor was 3-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored. Kelley went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a walk, while Morin was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Cullington also recorded two hits and two RBI.
Massachusetts will close out conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader at Rhode Island. First pitch of game one will be 12:00 PM. UMass will then return home to close out the regular season on Sunday. It will host Quinnipiac beginning at 12:00 PM. The five UMass seniors will be honored in a ceremony between games.