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Doubleheader Preview: No. 19 Softball at Wellesley

Doubleheader Preview: No. 19 Softball at Wellesley

No. 19 Softball at Wellesley
Saturday, March 31—12/2 p.m.
Wellesley Outdoor Fields Complex—Wellesley, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 35th and 36th times on Saturday in an all-time series that dates back to 2005. The Beavers are 21-13 all-time against the Blue and have won four of the last six games between the teams.

LAST MEETING
Ashtyn Coleman and Anna Pisac both homered to help Wellesley edge the Beavers, 3-2, in the back end of a doubleheader on April 7, 2017, in Babson Park. Junior Annie Quine hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh for the Beavers, who had 13 hits but stranded nine runners on base in the loss.

LAST BABSON WIN
Sophomore Victoria Casey doubled, drove in two runs and was one of five players to record two hits as the Beavers blanked Wellesley, 7-0, in game one of a doubleheader on April 7, 2017, in Babson Park. Senior Ali Reilly struck out two and gave up six hits in a complete-game shutout for the Green and White.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
Wellesley (4-7, 1-1 NEWMAC) settled for a split in Friday's doubleheader with Emerson after dropping the nightcap 7-4. First-year Gen Birttingham hit a two-run homer and senior Amanda Manning had an RBI triple for the Blue, which led 4-1 going to the bottom of the sixth. Brittingham is batting .441 with three extra-base hits and eight RBI, while Manning is hitting .293 with five doubles, two triples and a team-high nine runs batted in. Senior Julia Warner has gone 3-3 with a 4.77 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 29.1 innings and junior Sydney Hopper is 1-1 with a 2.58 ERA in eight appearances.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
No. 19 Babson (10-5, 1-1 NEWMAC) split Friday's doubleheader at MIT by rallying for a 3-1 win in game two. Sophomore Brooke Stock gave up one run over 7.0 innings and junior Alex Corrigan went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Beavers, who were blanked in game one. Sophomore Josephine Mares boasts a .481 on-base percentage and leads the team with 14 runs scored, Quine is batting .375 with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI, and sophomore Jacqueline Paul is hitting .366 with 17 runs batted in. Stock is 4-3 with a 2.03 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 41.1 innings pitched, while Reilly has gone 6-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 38 punch outs in 46.1 innings this spring.

ON THE VERGE OF HISTORY
The program's all-time leader in innings pitched and appearances, Reilly needs just one victory to pass Meghan Gaskell '06 as Babson's all-time leader. Prior to Friday's loss she had won 14 straight decisions going back to April 23 of last season, and owns a career record of 50-27.

TIMELY HITTING
The quartet of Casey, Paul, Quine and junior Ashley Tango have combined to hit .429 (30-for-70) with runners in scoring position over the team's first 15 games.

TAKE YOUR BASE
Mares, Corrigan and sophomore Kayla Schinik all swiped one bag in game two against MIT on Friday as the Green and White matched a season high with three stolen bases.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have at least one extra-base hit in 11 consecutive games going back to March 4.

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