Game 1 Score: Dean College 15, Clarks Summit 1
Game 2 Score: Dean College 15, Cazenovia 6
Records: Dean College (3-1), Clarks Summit (0-5), Cazenovia (0-4)
Location: North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex Field #2, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM/5:30 PM
The Dean College offense erupted for 30 runs on their way to sweeping a pair of games from Clarks Summit and Cazenovia on Tuesday afternoon at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic.
Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.) was strong in the circle during the 15-1 win in the opener and then a host of hot bats carried the Bulldogs in the 15-6 nightcap triumph.
DEAN COLLEGE 15, CLARKS SUMMIT 1 (5 INNINGS):
After getting single runs in the first and second to go in front 2-0, the Dean offense scored six in the third inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico) and a two-run triple from Gianna Bencivengo (North White Plains, N.Y.).
Dean put the game out of reach in the fourth, pushing seven more runs across as Rios-Nevarez (2) and Bencivengo (1) delivered RBI as did Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) and Karissa Menzinger (Centereach, N.Y.).
With the offense staking her to a monstrous lead, Nelson was in cruise control, getting several one-hoppers back to her in the circle, while yielding just two hits with six strikeouts.
Rios-Nevarez ended the game with three hits and four RBI, while Bencivengo added two hits and three RBI.
DEAN COLLEGE 15, CAZENOVIA UNIVERSITY 6 (6 INNINGS):
The Bulldog offense continued it onslaught, scoring runs in every inning except the fourth as they powered Dean to a convincing win over the Wildcats.
Big blows came in the form of a two-run single from Menzinger in the second and a bases clearing double from Bencivengo in the sixth.
For Bencivengo, she recorded four hits and six RBI, while Alex Marie (Danvers, Mass.) scored four runs and had two hits.
Rios-Nevarez added three more hits and Sarah Graeff (Petersham, Mass.) had two hits and three runs scored as well. Menzinger picked up her second win in as many days by tossing six innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs.
Dean is off until Thursday when they face Eureka (9:30 AM) and Wells (1:30 PM).