Softball falls to F&M, Splits Against Gettysburg

Sammi Werner ‘21               , Associate Sports Editor


The Dickinson softball team has faced a tough schedule of games in the past week but played to the best of their ability in each one, proving the strength of the team. The first double-header of the week was Thursday, April 5 at Franklin & Marshall, followed by another double header on Sunday, April 8 against Gettysburg College.

The first set of games for the week resulted in an unfortunate set of losses for the women but each was a close and low-scoring battle until the final innings. The game took place at Dickinson due to weak playing conditions at Franklin and Marshall, bringing the excitement of home-field advantage with it.

The first game of the two with the Diplomats made it all the way to the 8th inning. Both teams played strong games, pushing the 0-0 score longer than expected. In the 8th inning F&M was the first to put a run on the board, and remained the only ones to do so, handing the Red Devils their first loss of the day.

F&M started off game two by scoring two runs in the first inning, which turned out to be the only two runs scored over the course of the contest. The game ended in its expected place in inning seven with another loss for Dickinson by a final score of 0-2. Bridgette Gutpelet ’21 had the success at-bat for the Red Devils in this game, reaching base three times.

This set of games brought the women’s record to 10-10 overall and 1-3 in the Centennial Conference as they looked forward to traveling to Gettysburg.

Gettysburg brought a great amount of excitement for both teams. The first game was a success for Dickinson as the Bullets captured an early lead, but the Red Devils would not be kept down. Nicole Clayton ’18, brought in three runs on a triple to put the women in the lead which they held on to until the end, capturing a 3-1 win.

Carrying the confidence from the first game into the second, the Red Devils were ready to play. Unfortunately, Gettysburg scored 5 runs across the course of the first 6 innings. In the top of the 7th Dickinson tried to stage a comeback but were only able to score 2, bringing the final score of the game to 5-2, splitting the double-header for the Red Devils.

This set of games brought the Red Devils’ overall record to 11-11 and their conference record to 2-4. We wish the team luck as they host Frostburg State on Thursday, April 12 at Dickinson Park.