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Dartmouth roundup: Big Green softball ends COVID break with UMass split

  • Kelly Beaupre

Staff Reports
Published: 4/24/2021 10:24:57 PM
Modified: 4/25/2021 2:38:41 PM

Staff Reports

AMHERST, Mass. — Playing games for the first time in almost 14 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dartmouth College softball team split a doubleheader with host Umass on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Kelly Beaupre delivered a perfect game at the plate in the opener for the Big Green (1-1), going 3-for-3 with two runs and hitting a key three-run triple in a 6-2 victory. Beaupre and Regan Weekly got Dartmouth on the board with back-to-back doubles in the fourth inning, and the freshman blew the game open with her bases-clearing three-bagger in the seventh.

That made a winner of pitcher Madie Augusto, who carried a three-hit shutout to the circle in the seventh before settling for a complete-game six-hitter. Augusto fanned a career-high 10.

The Minutewomen (12-11) claimed the nightcap in a slugfest, 15-13. Dartmouth scored seven times in the third for an 8-0 lead before the hosts clawed their way back for the split thanks to a nine-run sixth.

Abby Shipley led a 17-hit Dartmouth attack by going 3-for-5 and driving in three runs. Billie McFadyen also had three RBIs to go with two hits, and Mary Beth Calahan had three hits as well. Augusto took the loss in relief.

Dartmouth plays a single contest at Boston College on Wednesday.


Dartmouth joins UNH meet

DURHAM, N.H. — The Big Green track and field teams also saw their first action of the season on Saturday, with the men finishing second and the women third at the UNH Pre-Conference Invitational.

Dartmouth's men scored 127 points, second to UNH's 172 and two points better than third-place Maine. Myles Epstein swept the 100 and 200 dash to lead the way. Benjamin Matejka (5,000), Michael Gabriel (hammer), Will Daley (1,500), Corbin Mayes (pole vault), Derek Elsholz (javelin) and Timothy Zepf (800) earned runner-up points for the Big Green.

UNH won the women's meet with 175 points, followed by Maine (120) and the Big Green (115). Freshman Bridget McNally dominated in her debut, winning the 100 and 200 dashes. Other victories came from Emma Cunningham (long jump) and Arianna Gragg (400 hurdles).

The meet also marked the debut of new Dartmouth head coach Porscha Dobson.

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