(Tucson, Ariz.) – The Dickinson softball team split a pair of games to close out spring break on Friday. First-year Maggie McConney (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) tallied a second straight walk-off double to lead the Red Devils to a 7-6 win over Stevens Institute of Technology in the opener. Buena Vista University got hot early to post a 12-0 win in game two.
The Red Devils rallied to win their ninth game of the season, scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Hood took a 3-0 lead in the first before first-year Kristen Acocella (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) doubled to score Jessica Epstein (Madison, N.J./Madison).
The Mustangs scored twice in the second and added one in the fourth to extend the margin to 6-1. Acocella led off the bottom half of the inning with a single and scored on an RBI from Killian Kueny (Ewing, N.J./Ewing).
Julie Siecinski (Edison, N.J./J.P. Stevens) reached on an error and scored to make the score 6-3. Dickinson chipped away with lone runs in the fifth and sixth. Ashley Whitson (Buchanan, N.Y./Kennedy Catholic) stole second and scored on a single from Epstein to cut the deficit to 6-5.
Singles from Kat Parise (Pine Bush, N.Y./Pine Bush) and Siecinski set up the game-winner for McConney as she singled to bring in Parise and pinch-runner Rachel Brenowitz (Germantown, Md./Clarksburg) for the 7-6 victory.
Kueny came on in relief to earn the win, striking out six and allowing four hits in five innings. She improves to 5-0 on the season.
Acocella went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI while Siecinski and McConney added two hits each.
Taylor Fraine and Mckynze Hansen each drove in two runs and Carlee Guyett had a three-run double in as Bueva Vista scored five runs in the first and seven in the second to claim the second game of the day.
First-year Marissa Fabbo (Wilbraham, Mass./Wilbraham & Munson) doubled to spoil a no-hitter. The Red Devils did draw seven walks and had no strikeouts on the offensive side.
The Red Devils move to 9-3 on the season. They return east and travel to Elizabethtown College for a double-header at 3:00 pm on Monday.