FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The MCLA softball team could only muster up three hits in the first of two games Friday.
The Trailblazers fell to WPI in a mercy rule decision, 9-0. Hours later, the bats came alive for the Trailblazers. Led by Angelica Perfido's four hits and Michaela DiNicola's three hits, MCLA scattered 13 hits in a win over Newbury College, 14-4.
Rayelle Pierson picked up her second win on the season. She went all seven innings, giving up four runs on eight hits.
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Trailblazers opened their 2013 season
in the RussMatt Invitational, dropping a pair of games to Eastern Mennonite University.
MCLA fell 5-2 in the opener, before falling 9-0 in Game 2.
In game one, Adam Posey went the distance to earn the complete game win. He scattered four hits and struck out three.
Joe Duncan, Mike Sullivan, Cody Weaver and Mike Mancivalano had the hits for MCLA.
Ross Miner went five innings for MCLA. He allowed just one earned run. Robert Jutras was saddled with the loss in his debut for the Trailblazers.
In Game 2, the Royals scored twice in the second inning and never looked back. EMU would tack on a single run in the third inning before exploding for six runs over the final two frames against the MCLA bullpen to earn the decisive victory.
Tyler Benoit suffered the loss for MCLA, hurling the first four innings. He allowed three runs and surrendered five hits. Daniel Stanley earned the shutout, giving up just four hits and striking out ten Trailblazers.