KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth were too much for Suffolk softball as the Rams fell 10-0 in five innings at Fortune Road at THE Spring Games Thursday afternoon.
SCORE: Suffolk 0 | UMass Dartmouth 10
RECORDS: Suffolk (4-5) | UMass Dartmouth (6-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first, UMass Dartmouth piled on the runs in the second. Behind a two-RBI single from Maddie O'Grzeyk and a two-RBI triple by Kyle Fletcher, the Corsairs grabbed a 4-0 lead.
UMD put up three runs in the third and fourth frames, respectively, to turn its advance to 10 runs.
With its back against the wall, the Rams had to get on the board to erase the run rule decision. The Corsairs retired the side in the home half of the fourth to keep the 10-run game in tact for Dartmouth, who added another run in the fifth.
Now down 11, the blue-and-gold could not rally around Riley Mulligan's two-out double in the bottom of the fifth and the run-rule remained in the Corsairs favor.
Constance Phelan slipped in the circle after allowing seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout to her credit in 3.0 innings of action.
Jaclyn Flint twirled 2.0 innings of relief in which she let up four runs, three earned, on four hits and one walk.
Katie McDonald picked up the victory after tossing 3.0 scoreless innings. The starter allowed four hits and two runs.
Anna Kerwood came in for 2.0 innings of scoreless work in which she gave up just one hit.
Mulligan picked up her first collegiate hit in double fashion.
Julia Carfagno made her collegiate debut behind the dish.