WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College softball team maintained its grip on first place in NESCAC's West Division and home field for the postseason tournament by sweeping a doubleheader from Little Three rival Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Ephs routed Wesleyan 11-3 in the first game of the doubleheader and then won the nightcap 8-0 to take all three games of the weekend series and claim the Little Three title.
Emma Harrington threw a four-hit shutout for Williams (18-6, 8-1) in the nightcap. She did not walk a batter and struck out four.
In the opener, the Ephs scored seven unearned runs against starter Amanda Roosa for Wesleyan (9-18, 2-9). Mo Frank's three-run triple was the key hit of the inning.
For the twinbill, Frank was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and six runs batted in. Alison Michalik was 4 for 6 and Ali Graebner was 3 for 6.
Williams baseball splits
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Since returning from Arizona, the Williams College baseball team had lost six straight. That streak ended Saturday in the second game of a NESCAC doubleheader against Bowdoin.
David Rosas' RBI single in the top of the 10th inning broke a tie and gave the Ephs a 7-6 win over the Polar Bears. Williams had lost the first game 4-2.
Rosas went 3 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI for the Ephs (8-12, 4-5) in the nightcap. Charlie Baxter, the third Williams pitcher, got the win and Eddie Kelly pitched a 1-2-3 10th for the save.
A three-run first inning put Bowdoin ahead for keeps in the opener. Eric Jacobson and Jon Fraser combined to throw a five-hitter. Thomas Murphy took the loss for Williams.
Amherst 13, Williams women 6
AMHERST -- In lacrosse, third-ranked Amherst scored eight unanswered goals in the second half to beat No. 9 Williams 13-6.
Amherst (14-0, 9-0) got five goals from Priscilla Taylor in the win.
Alyssa Amos scored for Williams (12-2, 7-2) just 22 seconds into the second half, before Tyler answered with two goals to send Amherst on its way.