Cougars Drop Two In Florida Finale

Cougars Drop Two In Florida Finale

Naples, Fla. – Clark University wrapped up their stay in Florida, dropping the final two games of their ten-game stretch to Geneva College (6-1) and Swarthmore College (4-1) on Wednesday morning at the North Collier Regional Park.

Game Information
Score:
Geneva College 6, Clark University 1
Records: Geneva College 3-3; Clark University 5-4
Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples, Fla.

How It Happened:
Casey Farkasovsky
tossed five effective innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate as the Golden Tornadoes kept the Cougars at bay.

After yielding a run in the first and two more in the second, Clark got their lone run of the contest in the fourth when Kayleigh McHugh (Pepperell, Mass.) worked her way around the bases and scored when Olivia Barksdale (Fort Washington, Md.) beat out a swinging bunt.

Geneva tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fifth highlighted by a Farkasovsky homerun to center.

Brenna Foley (Charlton, Mass.) took the loss for the Scarlet and White, tossing 4.1 innings and allowing seven hits and four earned runs.

Inside The Boxscore:
The Clark one and two hitters, Christina Kopacz (North Grosvenordale, Conn.) and Jocie Orangio (Maynard, Mass.) went a combined 5-for-8.

Game Information
Score:
Swarthmore College 4, Clark University 1
Records: Swarthmore College 5-4; Clark University 5-5
Location: North Collier Regional Park, Naples, Fla.

How It Happened:
Swarthmore starter McKenzie Ward tossed a complete game six-hitter, giving up just one unearned run as the Garnet scored the game's final four runs to post the victory.

The Cougars got the first run of the contest in the bottom of the second when Taylor Erickson (Natick, Mass.) singled and then Kendra Walker (Cumberland, R.I.) reached on an error. Kopacz followed that up with an RBI double to left center.

Swarthmore got the run back with two outs in the top of the fourth when Gabby Natoli singled through the left side, bringing home Kennedy Kings.

Two unearned runs came home in the fifth and then the final on a Kings sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Sami West (Rochester, N.H.) took the loss for the Cougars, going the first five innings and allowing five hits and one earned run.

Inside The Boxscore:
Kopacz finished with three of the six Clark hits against Swarthmore and had six hits in her eight at-bats on the day.

 

Up Next:
The Scarlet and White will return to action on Friday, March 17 when they visit Bridgewater State.