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Vikings Sweep MASCAC Doubleheader from Bucs

Vikings Sweep MASCAC Doubleheader from Bucs

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – Saturday the Buccaneers hosted Salem State in a MASCAC double header at Alison Rollins Field. Though the Bucs fought back to avoid a mercy rule loss in game one, they dropped both games, 9-5 in game one and 10-0 in game two by mercy rule. With the losses, the Bucs remain winless on the season. Salem State improves to 11-11 on the year and 2-2 in the MASCAC.


Game One

How It Happened

The Vikings took an early lead in game one, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, two of which came on an error by the Bucs. Salem scored three more runs in the second, all on singles by Gracie Hogan (Northbridge, Mass), Sydney Chiasson (Hudson, Mass) and Grabryanna Cardenas (Oxford, Mass). They added another in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 9-0 lead.

All Salem had to do was retire the Bucs in the fifth without allowing two runs and they would have won by mercy rule. Maritime refused to go down without a fight, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Freshman outfielder Camryn Roberts-Capak (Marstons Mills, Mass) drove in the first Maritime run. Leadoff hitter, Rachel Gardner (Bourne, Mass) stroked a double to left field, driving in two runs to cut the deficit to 9-3 and erase the possibility of a mercy. Freshman Malarie Pittsley (Dighton, Mass) drove in the fourth Buc run, scoring Gardner and Savanna Leite (New Bedford, Mass) drove in Pittsley to make the score 9-5.

With the game in reach for the Bucs, the Maritime defense shut down the Salem offense and the Vikings pitching shut down the Buccaneer in the sixth and seventh. The Vikes took game one by a score of 9-5.


Inside The Numbers

In The Circle

Mass Maritime: Jenna Nalette (Goffstown, N.H.) (L, 0-4): CG | 7 IP | 17 H | 9 R | 8 ER | 2 BB | 1 K

Salem State: Dominique Del Vecchio (Stoneham, Mass) (W, 4-1): CG | 7 IP | 8 H | 5 R | 2 ER | 2 BB | 3 K


At The Plate

Maritime batted 8-for-30 in game one. Gardner went 2-for-4 with a single and a triple.

Gardner drove in two of the five runs. Pittsley, Leite and Roberts-Capak each had an RBI as well.

The Bucs had four extra base hits in the game, three doubles and a triple.

Buccaneers hitters drew 2 walks, struck out three times and left six runners on base.

Salem State went 17-for-38 at the plate. Chiasson went 5-for-5 from the leadoff spot, driving in a run and scoring three times. Cardenas was 3-for-5 with two RBI.

Cardenas had the two extra base hits, both doubles, for the Vikings.

Viking hitters drew two walks, struck out once and left 11 runners on base.


Game Two

How It Happened

Game two did not go as well as game one for the Buccaneers. Unable to score any runs of their own, the Bucs allowed ten Viking runs in the game. They opened the scoring in the first on a Cadenas two RBI single. The second inning was the big inning for Salem, scoring five additional runs to extend the lead to 7-0.


The visitors chipped away in the fourth and fifth, scoring a run on a Buc miscue in the fourth and scoring two in the fifth on back-to-back triples by Chloe Manousos (Lowell, Mass) and Luciana Mastromatteo (Peabody, Mass). Unlike game two, the Bucs were unable to make a fifth inning comeback and lost game two, 10-0.


Inside The Numbers

In The Circle

Mass Maritime: Malarie Pittsley (Dighton, Mass) (L, 0-5): 5 IP | 16 H | 10 R | 9 ER | 0 BB | 2 K

Salem State: Gracie Hogan (Northbridge, Mass) (W, 3-4): 3 IP | 4 H | 0 R | 2 BB | 0 K


At The Plate

The Buccaneers went 7-for-22 at the plate. Pittsley and Madison Ovadek (Greenland, N.H.) each had multi-hit games. Roberts-Capak, senior Emily Goodwin (Halifax, Mass) and freshman Jordan Currie (Quincy, Mass) had the other three hits for the Bucs in game two.

Maritime hitters walked twice, struck out once and left nine runners on base.

Salem batted 16-for-32. Chiasson was perfect at the plate again, going 4-for-4, scoring three runs. Hogan was also perfect at the plate, 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Mastromatteo also had three hits.

Manousos and Cardenas each had two hits in the game but also each drove in three runs apiece.

The Vikings had three extra base hits in the game, a double and two triples.

Salem didn't walk, struck out on two occasions and left eight runners on base.


Up Next: The Buccaneers host Curry College in a non-conference double header on Monday at Alison Rollins Field beginning at 3:30pm.

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