CONCORD, NH – After splitting a twin bill at Castleton on Good Friday, the Western Connecticut State University softball squad split yet another Little East Conference doubleheader on Easter Sunday. Sophomore Reilly McMahon (East Windsor, CT) touched the plate twice as the Colonials fell in the opener at Plymouth State, 5-1, before blanking the host Panthers in Game Two, 1-0. McMahon blasted a solo homer in Game One and scored the game-winning run in the nightcap after being hit by a pitch.
After surrendering a combined five earned runs in the opening loss, the dynamic duo of junior pitchers Angelina Miller (Holbrook, NY) and Sarah Tenke (Glen Cove, NY) rebounded to shut out Plymouth State in Game Two. Miller earned the win in relief and improved to 4-2 overall.
Trailing 2-0 in in the opener, McMahon smashed a shot over the left field wall, shrinking the gap to 2-1 in the top of the third. However, Plymouth State answered in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI single to center. They would tack on runs in the fourth and sixth off a pair of RBI doubles en route to the 5-1 win.
In Game Two, McMahon would reach base before Tenke laid down a sacrifice bunt, advancing her to second. Junior Erica Bower (Hillsborough, NJ) then ripped a single to center, pushing across the lone run of the contest.
With the split, WestConn moved to 16-12 overall and 4-6 in conference play, while Plymouth State went to 16-16 and 9-5.
The Colonials return to action when they host LEC opponent Rhode Island College in a twin bill slated for Wednesday at 5 p.m.