Clermont, Fla. (March 9) -- The Assumption softball team wrapped up the NTC Spring Games with a sweep of Nyack College on Friday morning. The Hounds took game one by a 9-1 final in five innings, followed by an 11-1 victory in game two. Assumption finishes the 13-game spring trip with a record of 7-6, including winning five of its last six games.
In game one, junior Melissa Jalbert (Gardner, Mass./Gardner) led the offense with four runs batted in as the Hounds defeated the Warriors by a 9-1 final in five innings. Jalbert was 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a two-RBI double, a sacrifice fly and a single in her best outing of the season thus far. Sophomore Kolby Davenport (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) was also 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Senior Chelsea Durso (Salem, N.H./Salem) went the distance for the Hounds, giving up just two hits in five innings with one unearned run, four strikeouts and two walks. Chelsea Macaluso took the loss for Nyack, going 4.1 innings and giving up nine runs, six of which were earned, on eight hits with five walks and two strikeouts.
Assumption took an early 4-0 lead in the first inning of game two as the Hounds powered to the doubleheader sweep. Jalbert again led the way with a 3-for-5 showing at the plate, including five runs batted in and three runs scored. With the game sitting at 7-1 after six, Jalbert's three-RBI double in the seventh help push the lead to double digits. Sophomore Nikki Boris (Gardner, Mass./Gardner) was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, along with a 2-for-4 game with an RBI from junior Lauren Medeiros (Seekonk, Mass./Seekonk).
Sophomore Jenn Lattal (Windsor, Conn./Windsor) picked up her second straight win and now sits at a team-best 3-1 overall. She went seven innings, allowing one run on eight hits with four strikeouts and zero walks. Kia Jelley was the losing pitcher for Nyack, going the distance while allowing 11 runs, five earned, on 11 hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Assumption is now idle until March 20th when the Hounds are scheduled to host Adelphi University in the Northeast-10 Conference opener. The doubleheader is slated to begin at 3 p.m. at Marois Field.