CLERMONT, Fla. - The Tufts softball team took advantage of seven Elmhurst University errors to end a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win over the Blue Jays in six innings on Tuesday in Florida.
Sophomore Sky Johnson was excellent in the circle for Tufts, picking up her third win of the week allowing just two hits and one run. Keila McCabe (pictured) went 3 for 3 in the DP role for the Jumbos and drove home three runs while scoring once.
The Jumbos (5-3) had this one under control early as they scored five runs on three hits and two Elmhurst errors in the first inning. Rachel Moore had an rbi single and McCabe hit a two-run single to left.
While Johnson was retiring the first nine batters she faced, Tufts scored two more in the second and another in the third. McCabe had a run-scoring single in the second and Bela Jimenez walked and scored on an error in the third.
The Blue Jays (3-4) broke up Johnson's shutout bid in the fourth. Reese Coon led off with a single, then pinch-runner Rosita Hepperle went to third on a double by Jackie Orel. Hepperle scored on a sac fly by Maddie Trost.
Chiara O'Leary did a nice job slowing the Jumbos down in the third through fifth innings, allowing just three hits and an unearned run. However, the Jumbos would win by the eight-run rule after scoring in the sixth against Carissa Cavicchioni on a walk by Moore, a double by Meggie Murphy, a walk to McCabe and then a Blue Jay error.
Nicole Russo and Moore both scored twice for the Jumbos.
After four busy days, the Jumbos are off tomorrow.