No. 23 Softball Downs Mount St. Joseph in Title Round but Falls to Lions in NCAA Regional Final
Beavers’ Prosperous Year Ends with 38-10 Record
GENESEO, N.Y.—No. 23 Babson College or university staved off elimination with a 4-2 victory more than Mount St. Joseph University in the first title recreation of the day at the NCAA Geneseo Regional but the Lions captured the regional crown with a 5-3 triumph over the Beavers in the championship activity Sunday afternoon at Raschi Subject.
With the final result, the Beavers wind up their period with a glowing 38-10 in general history. Mount St. Joseph enhances to 34-10 in general and innovations to an NCAA Super Regional Best-of-Three collection next weekend from No. 4 Salisbury.
Junior Kate Karamouzis (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and sophomores Moira O’Reilly (Columbus, Ohio) and Chloe Joslin (Wyoming, R.I.) represented Babson on the Geneseo Regional All-Match Workforce.
Babson 4, Mount St. Joseph 2
Karamouzis singled and tripled and drove in two runs for the Beavers and senior Audrey Labouliere (Pipersville, Pa.) doubled and walked and scored two times in the win. Junior Lexi Morris (Lexington, Mass.) went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a operate scored, and very first-year Sara Moore (Kennett Square, Pa.) also knocked in a run.
O’Reilly went the distance for the Beavers, allowing for just two operates even though scattering nine hits and a wander and fanning 7. She enhanced her document to 22-5 on the yr, matching Kathleen Conway ’14 for the program’s one-year report for wins, set in 2013.
Initial-yrs Kelsi Stevenson (Mooresville, Ind.) and Macy Cornelius (Whiteland, Ind.) every had two hits and drove in a operate for Mount St. Joseph. Senior Kamryn McCool (Brookville, Ind.) was tagged for 4 runs on 6 hits and a few walks in 5 innings, suffering just her fifth loss of the season (20-5). Sophomore Hailey Johnson (Lebanon, Ore.) arrived on in the sixth inning and held the Beavers at bay the ultimate two innings, retiring all 6 batters she faced.
Babson jumped on prime proper absent with two operates in the first inning. Labouliere drew a a single-out stroll and senior Isabel Aguilar (Avon, Conn.) singled to still left to established the table, and Karamouzis brought dwelling Labouliere with the to start with operate with a solitary up the middle. After Joslin walked to load the bases, Morris followed with a wander of her possess to plate Aguilar.
The Beavers extra considerably-required insurance policies operates in the fifth and sixth innings. Labouliere smashed a double to remaining in the fifth and arrived all around to score on Karamouzis’ triple down the proper subject line, and the Environmentally friendly and White loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth on singles by Morris and senior Cara Harnick (Sammamish, Wash.) and a strike-by-pitch by senior Abrianna Natoli (Fairfield, Conn.) ahead of Moore’s fielder’s decision scored Morris.
The Lions staged a two-out comeback attempt in the base of the seventh. Initial-calendar year Maddie Kennedy (Erlanger, Ky.) led off with a one and classmate Emily McDonald (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior Ali Lang (Eminence, Ind.) strike two out singles to load the bases. Stevenson and very first-calendar year Macy Cornelius (Whiteland, Ind.) adopted with RBI singles to slice the deficit in fifty percent, but the video game finished when Lang was thrown out trying to advance a base.
Mount St. Joseph 5, Babson 3
Moore and Labouliere each and every experienced 3 hits for the Beavers, with Moore scoring 2 times and Labouliere hitting a double and scoring as soon as. Aguilar had two hits and drove in a run, and Karamouzis legged out an RBI triple.
Senior Logan MacDonald (Wilmington, Mass.) went the distance in the circle for Babson, allowing three gained operates on 6 hits and a few walks. She took the decline and winds up the year with a 13-3 file.
The Lions scored their 5 operates on just six hits, including two by initial-yr Macy Cornelius (Whiteland, Ind.), who drove in a run. Junior Elizabeth Ivers (Shelbyville, Ky.) had a double and two RBI, McDonald knocked in a run, and sophomore Casey Kemp (Blanchester, Ohio) experienced a double and a walk and scored 2 times. Kemp also earned the total-game victory for the Lions, letting 12 hits but just two attained runs although placing out 7.
Babson took a 1- lead in the first inning when Moore led off with a single and later on scored on a Karamouzis triple to right-heart field. Mount St. Joseph tied it with an unearned run in the next inning and pulled forward in the third on an RBI single by Cornelius.
Just after the Beavers tied the score at 2-2 with an unearned operate in the bottom of the 3rd, the Lions took the guide for very good with two operates in the major of the fourth. Ivers doubled residence a operate and McDonald hit a sacrifice fly to still left to score sophomore Kaci Finchum (Mooresville, Ind.) in a close participate in at the plate.
The Green and White acquired 1 again in the bottom of the fifth when Karamouzis hammered an RBI triple to correct, but the likely tying operate was slash down hoping to rating on a wild pitch on another shut perform at the plate. The Lions tacked on another unearned run in the sixth inning to present coverage. Babson set the opportunity tying runs on foundation in the seventh inning but Kemp retired the remaining two batters to near out the activity.
• The Beavers’ 38 wins equals the one-period application record attained again in 2005.
• Moore wrapped up the year with 53 hits, tied for ninth-most in a period in plan historical past and the most due to the fact Annie Quine ’19 experienced 55 hits in 2016.
• Karamouzis concluded the spring with an 8-recreation publish-season hitting streak, together with a 7-for-14 general performance in the Regionals with two triples and 5 RBI.
• Babson missing for just the third time in 36 games this season when scoring at least a few runs and for just the sixth time in 38 games when scoring the initially operate of the sport.