Maring Named Centennial Softball Player of the Week
(Tucson, Ariz.) – Dickinson sophomore Stacie Maring (Woodbine, Md/ South Carroll) was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week, following her strong start to the 2014 season.
Maring went 3-for-3 in the Sunday's opener as the Red Devils dropped a tough, 9-1 decision, to Baldwin-Wallace College. She recorded a pair of doubles and a stolen base in game one. She went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, in the nightcap as Dickinson topped Wisconsin Lutheran, 13-9.
Baldwin-Wallace struck early, using a triple and a double to push across a run in the first inning. A lead-off double in the fourth led to another run before the Yellow Jackets tallied seven runs over the final two innings.
Becca Garlinger (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) singled and came in to score on an error for the Devils' lone run.
Dickinson jumped out early on Wisconsin Lutheran, scoring six runs in the first inning to start game two. A pair of walks and three errors led to a big inning for the Red Devils.
Nicole Piet (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) drove in two runs and came in to score while Garlinger added an RBI single as well.
The Warriors led-off the bottom half of the inning with a base-hit and scored once to cut the lead to 6-1.
Casey Ditzler (Cleona, Pa./Annville-Cleona) and Megan O'Neill (Old Lyme, Conn./Old Lyme) recorded back-to-back singles in the second inning, leading to another RBI for Piet. Garlinger singled in the inning and O'Neill scored on an error to stretch the lead to 8-1.
Dickinson tallied three hits in the third to score two more runs before the Warriors capitalized on an error and a triple from Emily Sievert to cut the deficit to 10-3.
Wisconsin Lutheran continued to chip away, scoring once in the fourth inning tacking on three in fifth, to trail 10-7. Piet answered for Dickinson, reaching on a single in the sixth, and scoring on a sacrifice fly from junior Jay Abell (Glenn Dale, Md./Elizabeth Seton).
Sievert drove in two more runs for Wisconsin Lutheran as Dickinson held an 11-9 edge, heading into the seventh. The Red Devils strung together four straight hits, scoring a pair on a two-RBI single from Ditzler.
Senior Chelsea Homa (Newton, N.J./Newton) closed out the game with four strikeouts in the final two innings to help secure the win. Micki Crouch (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) went innings to earn the win, recording a pair of strikeouts.
Maring went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ditzler was 3-for-3 on the day, scoring twice and driving in two runs while Piet added three RBIs, three hits and a pair of runs scored.
Crouch reached on a base-hit and an error, scoring twice as well. The Devils combined for 15 hits in the game.
The Red Devils improve to 1-1 on the season. They are scheduled to face Baldwin-Wallace and Wisconsin Lutheran, again on Monday afternoon.