CHESTER, Pa. - The Hood College softball team swept Widener to earn the fourth-seed in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Championships. the Blazers won game one 2-0 and came from behind to claim game two 6-5.
Hood 2, Widener 0
- Erfurdt scored Hood's first run and drove in the second, which proved to be more than enough support for Paugh.
- Erfurdt singled with one out and scored from second on a base hit by Paugh for a 1-0 lead.
- The Blazers added a run in the third when Caitlin Gosline doubled and scored on a base hit by Erfurdt.
- Paugh, meanwhile, allowed just four hits and a walk, retiring the final six hitters she faced.
- Gosline and Erfurdt had two hits apiece.
- Katie Rabuck took the loss. She allowed two runs on seven hits.
Hood 6, Widener 5
- The Blazers scored five runs in the top of the seven, capped by Paugh's grand slam for the comeback win.
- Trailing 5-1, Katelyn Long led off the seventh with a single. After Maddy Collins walked, Gosline bunted the duo into scoring position. Long cut the deficit to three on a passed ball. Kristen Scott walked and an infield single by Erfurdt loaded the bases. Paugh hit a two-out grand slam, her sixth home run of the year, to put the Blazers ahead.
- Sophia Leaman closed out the complete game win with a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh.
- Hood's other run scored in the first on a wild pitch.
- A two-run single by Katie Sterling put the Pride ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the first. In the third, Lauren DelRomano hit a two-run homer to make it 4-1 and Sterling stretched the lead to four in the fifth with an RBI double.
- Leaman picked up the win. She struck out five and did not walk a batter. Four of the five runs she allowed were earned.
- Hood had just six hits, two by Erfurdt, but drew five walks. Scott walked twice.
- Bella Bottini took the loss. She was charged with all six runs in 6.2 innings.
- Hood is 18-16 on the year and finishes 9-7 in the MAC Commonwealth.
- Widener is 13-15 and 8-8.
The Blazers host Catholic in a non-conference doubleheader on April 29 at 1 p.m.