#18 SNHU Softball Improves To 5-0 In NE10 With 6-1 Win At Bentley

BOX SCORE

When and Where: March 31, 2019 – Waltham, Mass. (Bentley Softball Field)
Score: #18 Southern New Hampshire 6, Bentley 1
Records: SNHU 20-4 (5-0 NE10, 3-0 NE10 NE), Bentley 7-15 (3-4 NE10, 0-3 NE10 NE)

Top Performers:
- SNHU senior Erin Garczynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
- Sophomore Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) drove in two runs with a pair of hits
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.) improved to 10-1, tossing another complete game.  She allowed one run on six hits, walking one and striking out eight batters. 

How It Happened:
-The Penmen took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Freshman Chloe Griffin (Scarborough, Maine) singled, advancing to second on a groundout.  Garczynski singled to left field as Griffin scored.
-Garczynski's second hit, a single, started a two-run rally in the third inning.  Junior Jordan Wade followed with a double.  Freshman Emily Carbonneau (Lowell, Mass.) flied out with Garczynski scoring on an interference play at the plate.  Barone then made it 3-0 with a double.
-Bentley pushed a run across in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Ella Hillier singled and scored on a double by Gabby Casalino.
-The final three runs came across in the top of the seventh inning.  Garczynski singled, and yielded to pinch-runner freshman Jenna McDonough (Abington, Mass.).  Jordan Wade singled and stole second.  Carbonneau knocked in McDonough with a base hit, and Critch drilled a two-run double to make it 6-1.

Notes:

- During the current 12-game win streak, the Penmen have recorded six shutouts, and outscored the opponent 47-7.  
- Garczynski, who had a 13-game hit streak snapped in the second game on Saturday, had her fifth three-hit game of the season.
- Garczynski is hitting a Northeast-10 leading .443.
- The run Barone allowed in the sixth inning snapped a scoreless streak of 32 innings which started against Minnesota-Duluth on March 16.
- The Penmen have won the last seven meetings with Bentley - and now lead the all-time series with the Falcons 40-38.
- The start time was moved up to 11 a.m. to allow for completion before anticipated afternoon rain. 

What's Next:
- The Penmen are scheduled to play the home opener on the SNHU Softball Field on Monday at 4 p.m. when they make-up last week's postponement with Franklin Pierce University.
- SNHU is scheduled to play the next seven games at home with doubleheaders against Saint Michael's (Wednesday), Pace (Saturday) and Adelphia (Sunday) coming up.

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