Softball Honors Four Seniors, Sweep Double Header

Sean Malone

Today was the last pair of regular season home games for a couple of Chargers. The four players were seniors, Brandy Dianno, Meghan Charmoff, Brooke Fisher and Lindsey Couturier. All four players ended their careers on a high note with a solid afternoon.

Women's Softball (Charger Athletics Photo)
Women’s Softball (Charger Athletics Photo

Game one had sophomore Victoria Cabral on the mound and in control from start to finish, keeping Dominican in check, not allowing a run the entire game.

In the bottom of the second inning, Dianno hit a one-out triple to center and was brought home by junior Jess Spivey later in the inning.

Freshman Gabby DeLeo had a fantastic game one, scoring sophomore Jen Palase in the second inning, and hitting a solo shot homerun in the fifth to give New Haven a 3-0 lead.

Later in the fifth, Couturier doubled to left center scoring Dianno and giving the Chargers a 4-0 lead, and the overall final score; UNH taking game one easily.

Game two had sophomore Nicole King on the mound for the New Haven, and gave all four seniors a solid game to round off a couple of great careers.

Fisher reached on a single and was brought home by Cabral to take a 1-0 lead. Later with two on, Couturier hit a monstrous home run to right-center field scoring Dianno and Devline, taking a 4-0 lead.

That homerun was Couturier’s eleventh on the season, putting her one shy of tying the conference record.

In the fourth, Dianno scored two runs off a single to right, giving UNH a 6-0 lead.

King allowed one run in the fifth and sixth inning respectively, but secured the win in the seventh. The final score was 6-2, New Haven.

UNH secured the southwest division in the NE-10 and will host the NE-10 postseason tournament.