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Softball Drops a Pair to No. 21 Tufts

Chloe Theriault '24 (Frank Poulin Photography)
Chloe Theriault '24 (Frank Poulin Photography)

WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Wellesley College softball team dropped a pair of non-conference games to No. 21 Tufts on Wednesday afternoon.

Game 1 | Tufts 7, Wellesley 0 | Final

Sophomore Sophia DiCocco (Bozrah, Conn.) dealt a complete game shutout in game one of the doubleheader. The southpaw struck out six and allowed just two hits. 

The Jumbos first struck in the second inning off an RBI single to left field by Emma Jacobson (Washington, D.C.) to score Meggie Murphy (Lexington, Mass.). Junior Michelle Adelman (Cooper City, Fla.) added a run in the third with a solo home run to left center and gave Tufts a 3-0 lead. The Jumbos would add to the lead in the sixth with a single by Nicole Russo (Scottsdale, Ariz.) singling up the middle to score a run. Jacobson followed with a two-run single and Kat Yuzefpolsky (Altadena, Calif.) also drove in two with a double to left center. The Blue got one runner on in the seventh after Hayley Moniz (Westfield, Mass.) doubled to left, but would fall 7-0 in game one.

Game 2 | Tufts 6, Wellesley 3 | Final

Tufts wasted no time in game two and scored three runs right out of the gate. Josie Steinberg (Larchmont, N.Y.) tripled in a run and Russo and Jacobson each had an RBI hit in the inning. The Blue clawed back the next frame and added two runs. First year Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) and sophomore Chloe Theriault (Peoria, Ariz.) each scored on a wild pitch to make the game 3-2. Senior Marisa Hensch (Carlsbad, Calif.) came up clutch in the third inning with a solo blast to straight away center field to tie the game at 3-3. It was the second home run of the season for Hensch. 

Tufts would regain the lead in the fourth as Adelman came up with the bases loaded and two outs. Adelman put the ball in play and reached on an error at third by Hensch and two runs came around to score and give the Jumbos a 5-3 lead. An insurance run was added off a Steinberg sacrifice fly in the seventh and Tufts held on to the 6-3 victory.

The Blue return to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Friday, April 22 for a pair of games at Babson starting at 3:00 PM. Tufts will host a single game with Trinity on Friday at 4:00 PM.