BOSTON – The Suffolk softball team run ruled Mt. Ida twice, to sweep the GNAC twin bill Monday night at East Boston Memorial Park. The Rams grabbed game one 9-1 in six innings and used a nine-run fourth to capture the nightcap, 13-3, in five.
GAME 1 SCORE: Suffolk 9, Mt. Ida 1 – 6 Innings
GAME 2 SCORE: Suffolk 13, Mt. Ida 3 – 5 Innings
RECORDS: Suffolk (19-14, 11-6 GNAC) | Mount Ida (11-18, 5-11 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk put three on the board in the first frame and didn't look back from there, holding the Mustangs through four. The Rams added two runs to their cushion in the bottom of the fifth with Mount Ida crossing home in the top of the sixth for the first time on the day, but the lone run was no match for four Rams' runs in the home half of the sixth that sealed up the 9-1 victory for the blue-and-gold.
In the nightcap, it was the Mustangs that struck first, leading off the game with one run in the first frame. Suffolk righted the wrong in the bottom of the second with a run of its own and went ahead thanks to three scores in the bottom of the third. The Rams put the contest away with a monster fourth, which featured nine runs to take a 13-3 lead. Behind Jaclyn Flint inside the circle, the Rams retired the side to seal the run-rule win and series sweep.
Mount Ida struck first in Game 2, with Haley Microulis (Pawtucket, R.I.) scoring Alisa Benson (Middletown, R.I.) with an RBI groundout in the top of the first.
Suffolk's Delaney Sylvester posted a 5-for-5, five-run, two-run, one-walk day over the course of the day games. The junior knocked a bomb in the opener to earn four RBI and brought one run in the closer with a 2-for-2 effort. Devlin Frost went 4-for-6 on the day to finish the night with three RBI, and four runs.
Taylor Holmes dealt game one, allowing just one run on two hits with three walks and two Ks and Flint earned the win in game two with a three-run (two-earned), three-hit, two-walk, four-strikeout day.
Pending the weather, Mount Ida will try to make up their doubleheader at Lasell this afternoon, with first pitch set for 3:30 pm.