Softball: Rossetti on tear at the plate

All-New England Region senior first baseman Sam Rossetti from Shelton raised her batting average to .528 with four hits, including her first home run of the year in the opener, to pace the Eastern Connecticut State University softball team to an 8-1, 13-1 non-conference doubleheader sweep of Trinity College Tuesday at the Eastern Softball Stadium. The second game was stopped after five innings.

Sophomore second baseman Gina Georgetti from Milford had two triples, a double and home run and scored four runs.

A winner of five of its last six, Eastern (9-3) collected nine of its 20 hits for extra bases in extending its winning streak against Trinity (3-9) to ten straight in playing its first home games of the season.

Georgetti tripled twice in the opener (tying the program record) and scored twice, then drove in three runs and scored twice with a double and home run in the second game.

Junior shortstop Alyssa Hancock (Waterford), batting .525, had three hits, including her first home run of the season, and scored five runs from the leadoff position.

Junior third baseman Samantha Rentz (Griswold) also had three hits and drove in three runs for the Warriors, who did not commit an error in the doubleheader.

Senior righty Erin Miller (Waterford) won her fourth game in five decisions this year by pitching a four-hitter with four strikeouts through the first five innings of the opener.

And sophomore righty Samantha Valentine (Ridge, NY) pitched a complete-game five-hitter with five strikeouts in the nightcap.

Freshman first baseman Katharine Haghdan and freshman shortstop Michelle Treglia each had two hits for Trinity.

Eastern hosts the University of Southern Maine today in a makeup Little East Conference doubleheader.

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