Dartmouth Softball Sweeps Tigers

Princeton, n.j. — Junior Kristen Rumley excelled in the circle on Monday as the Dartmouth College softball team completed a four-game sweep of its opening Ivy League weekend with 1-0 and 4-1 defeats of Princeton at the Class of 1895 Field.

Monday’s doubleheader made up for a rainout Sunday following a debut sweep of Cornell on Saturday. The Big Green is now 14-13 on the season and 4-0 in league play.

Sophomore Kelsey Miller provided the only run of the opening game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Princeton outfielder Melissa Reynolds got a piece of the ball before it popped over the fence; residing on first base, Dartmouth freshman Alyssa Loyless backtracked to the bag, thinking Reynolds had made the grab.

Both Miller and Loyless scored, but the umpires awarded Miller with a single and called her out for passing Loyless in the basepaths. Rumley did the rest, throwing her 10th complete game and ninth victory, shutting the Tigers out on three hits.

Dartmouth rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the second game, riding a Miller RBI single and a Princeton throwing error to take the lead for good. Morgan McCalmon went 41⁄3 innings for the win, with Rumley entering late for her second save.

Dartmouth visits Hartford two two today, then opens its home schedule on Friday with a twinbill against Columbia.