Tufts Edges Out Rowan In Pitching Duel At THE Spring Games

In a well-matched game between two of the historically strong programs in the Northeast, Tufts University softball team edged Rowan College 1-0 in Florida on Tuesday.

REPLAY | Tufts vs Rowan

Tufts sophomore Kristi Van Meter threw a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to earn her third win of the week. She had pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout at Plattsburgh in an 8-0 win yesterday.

Rowan junior starter Lauren Shannon allowed just one run and three hits across 6.2 innings, though she walked eight. Junior Jesse DeDomenico came on and got the last out in the Tufts seventh. Together they stranded 12 Jumbo base runners.

The only run of the game was on Tufts junior third baseman Jamie Stevens' two-out solo home run in the second inning.

Tufts senior left fielder Kristen Caporelli had hit a two-out double in the top of the first, but Shannon got the final out on a called third strike. In the Rowan half of the first, they put runners on first and second with singles by senior shortstop Carly Anderson and sophomore DH Kelly Duffy. Van Meter struck out freshman left fielder Morgan Zane to strand the runners.

The Jumbos had two runners thrown out on the bases in the third, including Caporelli at the plate trying to score on a single by senior DH Christian Cain. In the Rowan fourth, senior Cassandra Gerard reached by error to lead off and was bunted to second. Van Meter left her there by getting the next two batters on strikeouts.

The Jumbos would leave the bases loaded in both the fifth and seventh innings, while Rowan was unable to capitalize after getting two runners into scoring position with two outs in the fifth. 

Van Meter retired the last seven Rowan batters.

Cain and Stevens both had a hit and a walk for Tufts (7-0). Junior 1B Casey Maggiore walked three times.

Anderson was on base twice for Rowan (7-5) with a hit and a walk.

Next Up: Thur. March 21 vs. Marian at 3:45 PM ET, vs. Ramapo at 6:00 PM ET LIVE on FloSoftball

How To Watch | THE Spring Games

www.gotuftsjumbos.com

12U FAB 50 Club Rankings...On The Clock!

FloSports Now on Roku & Apple TV

Don’t underestimate the strength and talent of the 12U division. Every year we are continually impressed with this division and this year is no exception. 

Rising Star: 2021 Pitcher Kinsey Kackley, The Strikeout Artist

255 strikeouts was the goal.  Most would call 255 strikeouts a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) for a high school pitcher.  Well, just 19 games in and two thirds through the regular season, Kinsey Kackley, from McKinney, Texas had to set a new goal, because she already surpassed 255.  

2022 Catcher Maci Bergeron Is Slugging Her Way To The Top

When does greatness begin? At birth? Once a person starts playing a sport? When he or she gets to high school? 

Northwestern Southpaw Danielle Williams Does It All

College Softball Is Here

A four-time FloSoftball High School All-American during her years at Amador Valley High School, Northwestern first-year Danielle Williams made the move to Evanston from Pleasanton, California as the Prep2Prep Sports 2018 North Coast Section Player of the Year and first-team All-North Coast Section.

Rising Star: Aspen Wesley, Future Mississippi State Ace

Aspen Wesley once had visions of playing college basketball. But when the No. 1 Neshoba Central (Mississippi) High Rockets pitcher got her first taste of pitching in the circle at age eight, softball became her new passion.

NPF 2019 Draft Selections Announced

The Chicago Bandits select Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NPF draft. 

2019 NPF College Draft: How To Watch

It's that time of the year! Some of the best seniors in the nation are taking the next step to become professional athletes. National Pro Fastpitch will be holding its college draft at ACME Feed & Seed in Nashville. Who will be the No. 1 pick this year?

Jessie Harper, Dejah Mulipola, Alyssa Palomino Blast Arizona Record Books

The junior class for the Arizona Wildcats is on a mission to be one of the greatest collection of players not just in program history, but in the nation. Leading the way are a trio — Jessie Harper, Dejah Mulipola, and Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza — who have combined for 50 home runs this season, the most for any three players from one team.

2019 NPF Mock Draft

Historically, pitchers have been the top picks in the NPF draft but we predict this year will be different. Cowles Cup champs USSSA Pride and runner-up Chicago Bandits are stacked with elite pitchers and are in need of position players to strengthen their lineups and defense.

Rising Star: 2020 McNeese State-commit Aaliyah "Papi" Ortiz

Aaliyah Ortiz is better known as “Papi” or “Big Papi,” by her teammates and coaches. The nickname fits, not just because she shares the same last name as the Boston Red Sox star, but because of how her offensive impact on the softball field resembles that of David “Big Papi” Ortiz.