Softball team riding longest winning streak since 2011

Softball team riding longest winning streak since 2011

NAPLES, Fla. – The Albion College softball team extended its winning streak to five games with victories over Clark (Mass.) University, 3-1, and Elms (Mass.) College, 3-0, in Tuesday spring break action from North Collier Regional Park.

Albion's last five game winning streak came in April 2011 when it swept doubleheaders from Olivet College and Rochester College and took the opening game of a twinbill from Calvin College.

Albion, 5-3 on the young season, will enjoy a break from competition on Wednesday. The Britons return to Fort Myers for Thursday morning games against Kenyon College and Penn State University-Altoona.

Albion 3, Clark 1

Grace Connolly put Albion in the lead with a 2-run single. Savannah Spring collected two hits and a stolen base.

Brianna Charron was the winning pitcher.

Albion 3, Elms 0

The top two batters in the lineup – Angela Hoffsis and Kelsie Vogleman – combined for two runs and five hits and pitcher Eryn VanderVlucht threw a three-hit shutout.

Elms never advanced a runner past second base in the game. Katelyn Sylvia led off the game with a double for the Blazers, but VanderVlucht retired the next three batters in order.

Elms also had runners at second base with two out in the second and fifth.

Albion scored twice in the first inning. Hoffsis reached on an error and Vogleman singled. The runners advanced on stolen bases. Hoffsis scored on Connolly's groundout. Vogleman scored on a single by Rebecca Rodriguez.

Albion completed its scoring in the second with three consecutive hits. Vogleman's single drove in Savannah Spring.

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