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Westfield softball loses in season finale



  • Senior Courtney Begin was 4 for 6 with two RBIs in his final appearance for Westfield. photo by Mickey Curtis for the Westfield Voice

The Westfield State softball team lost both games of a doubleheader against Worcester State on Saturday April 27, 5-3 and 3-2.

With the two losses, Westfield’s season came to an end with a disappointing 7-28 (4-10 MASCAC) record. Worcester improved to 21-14 (10-4 MASCAC), which gave them the third-seed and an opening round game against six-seed Framingham State in the MASCAC tournament.

In the first game, Worcester struck early against Westfield junior starter Kelley Fluet, taking a 1-0 lead after one inning on a Hannah Everson RBI single.

The Lancers would add three more runs in the second behind a single and a sacrifice bunt, and another in the third on a Hillary Hart solo home run to take a 5-0 lead.

In the top half of the fourth Westfield was able to cut the lead to three behind an RBI groundout by sophomore Celina Sinico.

Sinico drove in another run in the sixth, but that would be all that Westfield could muster off of Everson, who went all seven innings in the win for the Lancers.

In game two, sophomore Emily Mailloux took the hill for the Owls.

Mailloux made it through the first inning unscathed, but the Lancers were able to strike in the second on an Alex Kerr double, which put them ahead 1-0.

Senior Courtney Begin, playing in her final game in a Westfield uniform, helped Westfield take a 3-2 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third and a double that drove in two runs in the fifth.

Trailing by one in the home half of the sixth, Katie Roy belted a two-run home run to left center to put the Lancers ahead for good.

Everson pitched two innings in relief to pick up her second win of the day, improving her record to 7-5 on the season.

The Owls will return their entire roster except for Begin next season, as they look to get back to their winning ways.


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