River Hawks Sweep Twinbill Against Yale
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A perfect 7-for-7 effort at the plate from junior Courtney Cashman propelled the UMass Lowell softball team (10-12) to sweep a doubleheader at Yale (6-11) on Tuesday afternoon.
The River Hawks (10-12) first picked up a 7-3 victory in Game 1 before defeating the Bulldogs, 9-1, in five innings in Game 2.
“I thought we bounced back well from a long trip over spring break, having to change time zones,” said head coach Danielle Henderson. “We had good energy in both games and I thought our bats showed up today.”
Cashman’s performance included a grand slam and two doubles for a 1.714 slugging percentage. Senior Sydney Barker added to the offense, batting .571 with two home runs and three RBI. Junior Marianne Sparacia and sophomore Olivia Labbe each finished with two hits on the day, as well.
Senior pitcher Kaysee Talcik recorded six strikeouts in the Game 1 win, while sophomore Lovina Capria allowed just four hits in Game 2.
The River Hawks, who now lead the all-time series against Yale (6-11), 3-0, are back in Connecticut next week when they visit UConn for a single game beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27.