Tartans Sweep Pitt-Greensburg; Celebrate Lone Senior Brittany Pierce

Softball third baseman making a throw to first

(TRAFFORD, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University softball team took a pair of games from Pitt-Greensburg this afternoon on its home field at UPMC All-American Park in Trafford, Pennsylvania with a game one 4-2 win and a game two 7-4 win. The Tartans move to 8-5-1 for the year with junior Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) earning the win in game one and sophomore Adriana Agosta (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe South) earning the win in game two.

Game 1 - Tartans 4 Pitt-Greensburg 2

McGee twice struckout the side and had 10 strkeouts before giving up three hits and two runs in the top of the fourth inning to the Bobcats. The Tartans then scored four in the bottom of the fifth inning and McGee finished the final three innings surrendering one hit and leaving a total of five runners on base.

The Tartans' rally in the fifth inning started when freshmen Kiera Boucher (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) and Addy Sewack (Needham, Mass. / Noble and Greenough) each reached on an error in their pinch-hitting appearance. Boucher would advance to second after a low throw by the pitcher wasn't scooped and secured by the first baseman. Sewack then put the ball in play to the shortstop, who misplayed the ball, and Boucher ran around third to score. After a ground out advanced Sewack to third, sophomore Tessa Bruneau (Edgewater Park, N.J. / Holy Cross Prep) beat out a throw from second and Sewack scored. Bruneau would steal second and advance to third on a wild pitch. Junior Audra Scheinman (Falls Church, Va. / George C. Marshall) then doubled down the left field line to plate Bruneau. After another stolen base, junior Megan Hu (Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes) grounded out to the pitcher but scored Scheinman for a 4-2 lead.

Game 2 - Tartans 7 Pitt-Greensburg 4

The Tartans led off game two with junior Gwen Delacruz (Laguna Nigel, Calif. / Aliso Niguel) stranding one runner in the circle with sophomore Emily Finger (Aurora, Ill. / Metea Valley) fielding two ground balls at third base. Junior Emily Song (Mount Arlington, N.J. / Roxbury), who was 3-for-3 in the game, began the bottom of the first with an infield single. She promptly stole second and advanced to third on a ground out by Bruneau. Hu then singled up the middle for the RBI, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on a single to center field by Finger.

Pitt-Greensburg answered with one run in the top of the second with three hits before Hu singled through the right side to score Bruneau from second for a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third.

The Bobcats would take a 4-3 advantage in the top of the fourth with three runs coming off two bases loaded walks and a passed ball.

The Tartans rallied again and scored three of their own runs in the bottom of the fourth. Sophomore Isabel Bermudez (Austin, Texas / Dripping Springs) started the inning with a single and advanced to second with aggressive base running. Scheinman entered to pinch run for Bermudez and advanced to third on a fly out by Sewack and then scored on a fielder's choice to shortstop by junior Audrey Pederson (Bedford, N.H. / Bedford). Agosta, who entered the game as a pitcher in the top of the inning, singled up the middle. Both Pederson and Agosta advanced when Boucher flied out to right field and then  scored when Song knocked them in wiith a single through the left side of the infield.

Boucher added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth after sophomore Piper Johnson (Riverside, Calif. / Martin Luther King) had a pinch-hit single and Agosta doubled to left center.

Agosta closed the game with three ground outs in the top of the seventh to earn her first victory on the year.

 

The Tartans will return to the field on Thursday, April 15 with a doubleheader at Franciscan University.