Softball Opens Home Schedule with 2-1 Win Over Bowdoin

MEDFORD - Tufts University sophomore Sophia DiCocco and Bowdoin College freshman Anna Halliday were sharp in the circle in a 75-minute NESCAC East Division softball game won by Tufts 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Spicer Field. It was the Jumbos' (13-3, 1-0 NESCAC) home and conference opener.

DiCocco allowed just four hits and an unearned run with no walks and two strikeouts while improving to 6-1 on the year. Halliday gave up six hits and two runs in six innings, stranding eight Jumbo runners on base.

Tufts left the bases loaded with no outs in their first at bat after Kat Yuzefpolsky and Lindsay Neumann (pictured) walked and Michelle Adelman had an infield single.

Bowdoin scored first in the top of the third as Kyla Gary reached on an error, took second on a ground out, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Kasey Cunningham's sac fly to left. However, the Jumbos answered with a pair to take the lead in the bottom of the third frame. Neumann doubled to left-center, Adelman had another infield single and then stole second and then an infield out by Josie Steinberg scored the first Tufts run. Nicole Russo had the eventual game-winning rbi on an infield single scoring Adelman.
Caroline Sablone led off the Bowdoin fourth with a double, but DiCocco kept her from scoring. Yuzefpolsky hit a one-out double to left-center in the bottom of the fourth and advanced to third on an error during the play, but did not score.

DiCocco retired 12 of the last 13 Bowdoin batters she faced. Halliday gave up just one hit in her final three innings.

Adelman was the only player in the game to finish with two hits.

The Jumbos and Bowdoin (6-7. 0-1) play a double-headre at Spicer Field on Saturday.