College roundup: Williams baseball picks up win

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams College baseball team bounced back from a weekend sweep at the hands of Amherst with a win on Tuesday.

Jack Cloud and Kellen Hatheway had seven of Williams' 12 hits as the Ephs scored early and often in a 9-5 win over Skidmore (9-14)

Cloud went 4 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI while Hatheway went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Doug Schaffer, who drove in three runs for the Ephs (11-7), broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.

Williams led 8-2 before the Thoroughbreds came back and scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth.

Nate Michalski also had two hits for the Ephs.

Kyle Dean went three innings for Williams and was the first of five pitchers. Jack Bohen got credit for the win.

"Some different arms threw for us today," Williams coach Bill Barrale said. "I thought the bullpen guys did a very nice job. It was good to get them out there."

Williams softball

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams women are rolling, just in time for a weekend series against NESCAC and Little Three rival Amherst.

The Ephs extended their winning streak to 15 games, beating Smith 8-2 and 9-1 in a twin bill at Cole Field.

Amherst will host the first game of the series Friday, while the Ephs will host a doubleheader on Saturday.

Trailing 2-1 in the first game, Williams (21-9) scored five runs on five hits and left two runners on base. Alejandra Magnana's sacrifice fly broke a 2-2 tie and the Ephs never trailed.

Williams tacked on two more runs when Casey Pelz hit a two-run home run off of reliever Jessica Flohr.

Freshman Emma Corbett gave up two runs on six hits in four innings to get the win.

In the nightcap, Ally Snyder gave Smith a 1-0 lead with an RBI single off of Dana Cohen in the top of the third. Williams responded with seven runs on six hits.

Jessica Kim, who was 4 for 8 in the doubleheader with three runs scored and three RBI, hit a two-run home run, while Pelz belted a two-run double. Mackenzie Murphy added a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Murphy got the win, throwing 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief. She gave up one hit and struck out 1.

Williams men's lacrosse

WILLIAMSTOWN — RPI has hovered just under the Division III lacrosse Top 25. On Tuesday, the Engineers (10-3) showed why they are there.

Breanainn McNeally scored the third of his four goals in the third quarter, breaking a tie and leading RPI to an 11-9 win over Williams (7-6).

The Ephs had bounced back from a three-goal deficit with two late tallies in the second quarter, and when Kevin Stump scored 38 seconds into the third quarter, the game was tied at 6.

But McNeally scored with 9:25 left, and Owen Putman scored a man up goal, and RPI never trailed again.

Matthew Gilman added two goals for RPI. Stump had three and Brendan Hoffman two for Williams.

MCLA women's lacrosse

NORTH ADAMS — At Shewcraft Field, visiting Worcester State (4-8, 2-2 MASCAC) broke a tie with three unanswered goals in a 15-6 win over MCLA (3-8, 0-4).

Kim Granito scored one of her three goals with 16:17 left in the first half, tying the game at 3-3. Worcester's Kylie Farrell answered 16 seconds later, followed by two goals from Mackenzie Little, and the Trailblazers could not catch up.

Natalie Caney chipped in with two goals for MCLA. Little had four goals and an assist for Worcester.

MCLA men's tennis

NORTH ADAMS — The MCLA men have now won two in a row. The Trailblazers (3-4) swept Sage 9-0. Sage (0-9) did not win a set.

The Trailblazers set the tone for the day when Aaron Goldsmith and Robert Wabshinak beat Casey Fitzpatrick and Tyler Schnaible 8-0 at first doubles. MCLA's Robert Gair downed Melvin Tejada 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.

NCAA tennis polls

TEMPE, Ariz. — Both Williams College tennis teams are in the top 10 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Division III national rankings.

The Williams women are ranked fourth, with defending NCAA champion Emory No. 1, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps No. 2 and Middlebury No. 3. Williams is one of six NESCAC teams in the women's top 15, as Wesleyan is sixth, Bowdoin is seventh, Tufts is eighth and Amherst is 12th. Williams fell from third to fourth.

On the men's side, Williams remains at No. 8 in the national rankings. The Ephs are also one of six NESCAC teams in the top 25. Middlebury is the nation's top-ranked team, Bowdoin is No. 4, Wesleyan No. 8, Amherst is No. 13 and Tufts is No. 20.

NCAA track and field

WILLIAMSTOWN — While the Williams track and field teams are both nationally ranked, they are at opposite ends of their respective polls.

The Eph women remain third in the latest NCAA Division III rankings, behind Washington-St. Louis and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

Williams is also ranked in the men's poll, and the Ephs are currently 24th. Williams dropped two spots from 22nd, despite beating then sixth-ranked MIT. The Engineers fell from No. 6 to No. 11.


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