NEW LONDON, Conn. – Regis College dropped their first two New England Collegiate Conference games of the season as the Pride were swept by Mitchell College , 1-0 and 9-0 in five innings on Saturday afternoon.
Brittany Fiederlein (East Hampton, Conn.) tossed a pair of shutouts and homered twice to lead Mitchell College. Fiederlein threw a combined 12.0 scoreless innings to secure both wins and improved to 6-5 overall on the season. She also went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI at the plate on the day.
Lindsey Romagnino (Totowa, N.J.) contributed to the offense with three hits, including a grand slam, in the second game. Shannon O'Neil (Chicopee, Mass.) led all players with four hits in the doubleheader.
Mitchell will next play at Bay Path University on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. Regis returns to action at Gordon College on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Runs were at a premium in the first game as each side squandered chances. Regis left eight runners on base in the game while Mitchell stranded 10. The Pride had runners in scoring position in five different innings but saw Fiederlein pitch out of trouble each time.
Mitchell went ahead 1-0 in the fifth as O'Neil got things started with a one-out double to right-center. Pinch runner Tanisha Ruiz (Bristol, Conn.) later scored on a single by Danielle Autieri (North Salem, N.Y.) on which Regis also committed an error in the outfield.
The Pride's best scoring chance came in the sixth as consecutive singles by Katie Cuozzo (Lynn, Mass.) and Alyssa McKinnon (Raynham, Mass.) followed by a wild pitch put runners on second and third with no outs. Fiederlein wasn't fazed as she got two infield pop-ups and a strike out to end the threat, and in the seventh she pitched around an error to leave the tying run stranded at second.
Fiederlein allowed five hits and struck out six without issuing a walk in 7.0 innings. Cuozzo (3-4 overall) got the start for Regis and yielded the lone unearned run on eight hits and struck out four in 6.0 innings.
The Mariners exploded for nine runs in the second game as Fiederlein homered twice and Romagnino smacked a grand slam. The duo accounted for five of Mitchell's 11 hits in the game and eight of the nine RBI.
Fiederlein went yard with a solo shot in the second inning to give Mitchell a 1-0 lead. Nia Brown (New York, N.Y.) later picked up her first career hit and knocked in another run to make it 2-0.
A Romagnino double and O'Neil single set the table for Fiederlein's second long ball of the game in the third. She drilled a ball over the center field fence for her team-leading third homer of the season and the first multi-home run game of her career.
Romagnino came to the plate with the bags packed and no outs in the fourth and promptly blasted her first career grand slam to make it 9-0. The home run was her second of the season and 12th of her career.
After pitching out of trouble for most of the opener, Fiederlein cruised through 5.0 innings in the nightcap and allowed only one hit—a single to Allison Caloggero (Medford, Mass.) in the second inning—while striking out two.
Regis starter Marissa Magarian (Goffstown, N.H.) lasted only 2.0 innings and allowed two runs on four hits. She dropped to 2-2 on the season.
Release courtesy of Mitchell College Sports Information