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Softball shows mixed results

Brandeis women’s softball played against Simmons College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI); they won both games against Simmons but dropped both to WPI. This puts the Judges at 8-4 on the season.

The Judges played against Simmons college, winning 3-1 and 3-2. In the first game against Simmons, in the first inning, Melissa Rothenberg (GRAD) got to third base on her hit, scoring a run following a hit by Jolie Fujita (GRAD). Their second run was also in the first inning. In the third inning, the Judges scored again thanks to Haley Nash’s ’24 hit. 

Rothenberg also struck out Simmons’s Shannon McMahon, preventing them from scoring. Marley Felder ’23 hit 2-3, while scoring two runs. Alex Cohen ’24 tossed four innings with seven strikeouts and one unearned run, and hit a triple. 

In the second game it was Simmons who opened the score, scoring two in the second inning. However in the fifth inning the Judges caught up, when Jamie Pippin ’24 was hit by a ball while batting. Tristan Boyer ’25 hit got herself to second base and Pippin home. Boyer then scored. In the eighth inning, Tara Striggow ’23 started on second base, coming home after two hits. In the four innings Cohen pitched, she had one hit and six strike-outs.

In the first game against WPI, Brandeis was only able to get three hits. The largest advance was by Cohen, who hit a double. Pitcher Rebecca Guerci ’24 pitched four innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs, while walking three and striking out one. WPI earned eight runs, while Brandeis earned zero. 

 In the second game, though Brandeis outhit WPI, they lost 0-2. Rothenberg and Fujita both hit twice, making it to first base each time. While pitcher Sydney Goldman ’22 had six strikeouts. In the first, third and fourth innings the Judges had to leave with loaded bases. 

The Judges return on Friday, March 25, playing against Washington University, for their first UAA game since 2019.

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