TUFTS WINS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE NESCAC EAST PENNANT WITH TWO WINS AT COLBY

COLLEGE SOFTBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 8, Colby 0
Tufts 7, Colby 1

At Waterville, ME
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

First year Rebecca DiBiase hurled a five-hit shutout in the first game
 

WATERVILLE, Me. -- The Tufts University softball team won its sixth straight NESCAC East Division pennant by sweeping a doubleheader at Colby College on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos won the first game 8-0 and then took the night cap 7-1.

First-year pitcher Rebecca DiBiase (Wellesley, MA) tossed a five-hit shutout in the opener and senior Erin Gallagher (Brooklyn, NY) went the distance in the nightcap as Tufts stretched its winning streak to seven games and improved to 22-11 overall and 10-2 in the NESCAC East. They will play Wesleyan University in the first round of the conference tournament at Williams College next Friday (May 7) at 5 pm.

Sophomore 1B Lena Cantone (Southington, CT) went 4 for 4 with three runs scored for Tufts in the opener. First year 2B Emily Beinecke (Concord, MA) added three hits, three RBI, and two runs.

In the second game, Beinecke had three more hits and drove in a pair of runs. Senior SS Casey Sullivan (Berlin, CT) added a homer, triple, two runs, and two RBI.

Lizzi Fort (Wilmette, IL) had two hits for Colby (11-19, 3-9 NESCAC East). Alyssa Lepore, who finished the season with a .462 batting average, had an RBI single to drive in Allyson Cheever (Augusta, ME) with the lone Mule run.

Game release courtesy of Colby College.

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