Crovo, Black Lead Salem State To MASCAC Sweep Of Massachusetts Maritime


Friday, April 14, 2017

Alison Rollins Field, Buzzards Bay, Mass.






BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. --  Junior Jen Crovo (Melrose, Mass.) rapped out five hits and drove in three runs to lead Salem State to a sweep of a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference softball doubleheader from Massachusetts Maritime by scores of 10-2 in a six inning opener and 7-1 in the nightcap in games played Friday afternoon at Alison Rollins Field.


The visiting Vikings (16-8, 5-1 MASCAC) plated single runs in their first three at-bats of the opener before extending their lead to 5-0 on back-to-back RBI triples by Crovo and junior Marisa Sanchez (Framingham, Mass.) in the top of the fourth, and Salem State iced its first game triumph with five runs in the top of the sixth on a run-scoring double by senior Jess Raymond (Peabody, Mass.) that was followed by RBI singles off the bats of Crovo, Sanchez and sophomore Dahlia DeCologero (Woburn, Mass.).  The host Buccaneers (4-8, 0-6 MASCAC) got both of their runs in the bottom of the inning on freshman Jenna Nalette's (Goffstown, N.H.) two-run double to account for the final score, as Crovo and Sanchez combined for five of the visitors' 11 hits in the lid-lifter.  Junior Meghan Black (Winchendon, Mass.) went the distance inside the circle for the Vikings, as she scattered six hits and fanned two, while Nalette also went the route with three strikeouts in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime.


Salem State grabbed a 3-0 third inning lead in the nightcap on run-scoring doubles off the bats of senior Bobbie Dee Regan (Lynn, Mass.) and sophomore Samantha Holey (Lynn, Mass.) that were followed by an RBI single from DeCologero, and the Vikings extended that margin to 4-0 in the fifth on junior April Adams's (Burlington, Mass.) run-scoring safety.  The Buccaneers got on the board in the bottom half of the frame on freshman Melissa Cochrane's (Walpole, Mass.) RBI single, and the visitors closed out the scoring in the top of the seventh on an error and Crovo's run-scoring single to account for the final margin.


DeCologero rapped out three of Salem State's 14 hits in the nightcap, as Crovo, Holey, Regan, Adams and sophomore Chloe Manousos (Lowell, Mass.) each had two hits in the winners.  Black scattered three hits and struck out four in the second contest for the Vikings, as she improved to 11-3 overall on the spring.  Cochrane allowed four earned runs and fanned a pair while going the distance in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received singles off the bats of junior Kaylene Murphy (Randolph, Mass.) and freshman Madison Ovadek (Greenland, N.H.).


Massachusetts Maritime heads to North Adams, Mass. on Monday afternoon to take on MCLA in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Salem State hosts Westfield State in a MASCAC twinbill on Monday afternoon in Salem, Mass. that begins at Noon.