LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Norwich University softball team swept a doubleheader against Lyndon State College Tuesday at Skip Pound Field. With the two victories, Norwich improved their record to 10-13 while Lyndon dropped to 1-13 overall.
In the opener, the Lady Cadets accumulated 32 hits drove in 26 runners as a team, en route to 27-1 victory. Lindsay Carey and Hallie Grennon each stroked five hits and had five RBI's while Mackenzie Pratt and Marley Balasco collected four hits and four RBI's. Pratt and Grennon each homered and doubled in the win. Pratt and Grennon combined to throw a four-hitter in the circle. Grennon was credited with the win while Katelyn Willey (Lancaster, N.H.) took the loss. Alise Vandel (Brattleboro, Vt.) drove in the only Lyndon run.
In Game 2, Norwich escaped with a 17-14 win as Lyndon battled back. Balasco and Grennon each drove in four runs on three hits, including doubles. Grennon also tripled in the contest. Carey stroked a double and had three RBI's while teammate Jessalyn Sweeney collected two hits.
Michelle Wilcox (Sheldon, Vt.) hit a double and drove in four runs for Lyndon. Natalia Shams (Swampscott, Mass.) had four hits, including a triple, while Kathy Kline (Coventry, R.I.) added three hits. Shams and Kline each had three RBI's
In the circle, Pratt came in to throw two innings in relief and pick up the win for Norwich. She allowed two runs on two hits and struck out four batters. Shams pitched a complete game for Lyndon and took the loss.