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Sophia Marlino ’22 hit a home run in Saturday’s action. (Courtesy Middlebury Athletics)

Review: Women’s softball

Sophia Marlino ’22 hit a home run in Saturday’s action. (Courtesy Middlebury Athletics)

Women’s softball (4–7) traveled to Hamilton (6–5) this Saturday for three games against the Continentals, winning the first contest but dropping the next two. 

The Panthers took an early lead in the first game with scores from Sophie Bolinger ’22 and Noelle Ruschil ’22. The Panthers had an impressive five-run fourth inning and eventually won, 8–5.

“The biggest thing for the team has been adjusting to real games after having not played for so many months,” Chloe McNamara ’23 said. “The more comfortable and loose we play with each other, the better we do.”

In the second outing, Middlebury held a 3–2 lead until the fifth inning when Hamilton had a three-run drive, securing their 5–3 win over the Panthers. 

The Continentals took an early 5–1 lead in the final game of the day, but Middlebury closed the gap to one off back-to-back doubles from Emily Moore ’21 and Ruschil, followed by a two-run homer from Sophia Marlino ’22. Marlino scored again in the sixth, but the Continentals ended on top, 6–5.

Middlebury will return home on Saturday, May 1 for a double-header against Amherst (6–5) at 2 p.m.