Hassett's Five Hits Lift Worcester State To MASCAC Crown With Sweep Of Massachusetts Maritime


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Alison Rollins Field, Buzzards Bay, Mass.


123 45 R H E

Worcester State (20-15, 11-2 MASCAC) 224 10 - 9 11 0

Massachusetts Maritime (2-22, 0-13 MASCAC) 000 00 - 0 1 2


WOR: Hannah Everson, Katie Roy (5) and Ashley Howe

MMA: Jennifer March and Holly McLaughlin

WP: Everson (14-5) LP: March (1-12)


123 45 R H E

Worcester State (21-15, 12-2 MASCAC) 411 42 - 12 13 0

Massachusetts Maritime (2-23, 0-14 MASCAC) 100 00 - 1 2 2


WOR: Katie Roy, Kelly Winter (5) and Alex Kerr

MMA: Janelle Beaulieu and Holly McLaughlin

WP: Roy (4-2) LP: Beaulieu (1-11)

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Sophomore Carolyn Hassett (Charlton, Mass.) rapped out five hits and drove in three runs as Worcester State captured the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference softball regular season championship with a twinbill sweep of Massachusetts Maritime by scores of 9-0 in the opener and 12-1 in the nightcap in five inning games played at Alison Rollins Field.

The visiting Lancers (21-15, 12-2 MASCAC) scored at least a run in all but one inning on the afternoon, rapping out 14 hits to edge both Bridgewater State and Salem State for the conference crown and earn the top seed in next week's league championships. Hassett collected three hits and two RBI in the opening game triumph for Worcester State, which also received two hits and an RBI each from seniors Erica Cordio (Leominster, Mass.) and Ashley Howe (Winchendon, Mass.) as well as freshman Taylor Hanley (Wilmington, Mass.). Junior Hannah Everson (Methuen, Mass.) struck out the first 10 batters she faced in the lid-lifter in allowing one hit over four frames to improve to 14-5 for the Lancers, who rapped out 11 opening game safeties. Junior Meghan Thibeault (Scituate, Mass.) collected the lone single of the opener for the host Buccaneers (2-23, 0-14 MASCAC), as sophomore Jennifer March (Pawtucket, R.I.) suffered the setback inside the circle for Massachusetts Maritime, allowing six earned runs and fanning three along the way.

Freshmen Kaitlyn Storro (Leominster, Mass.) and Katie Roy (Worcester, Mass.) combined for six hits and seven RBI in the nightcap victory for Worcester State, as Storro drove in four runs while Roy helped her own cause with a double, a triple and three RBI at the plate as part of a 13-hit attack. Cordio and Hassett each rapped out two hits in the second contest for the Lancers, as Roy allowed an unearned run and fanned four over the first four innings to improve to 4-2 on the season. Junior Janelle Beaulieu (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) collected a pair of singles in the nightcap setback for the Buccaneers, as she also allowed six earned runs and struck out three in going the distance inside the circle for the hosts.

Today's twinbill marked the final games of the 2012 season for Massachusetts Maritime, while Worcester State will host Trinity in a non-league twinbill on Monday afternoon in Worcester, Mass. beginning at 5:00 p.m.