WENHAM, Mass. - The Gordon College Fighting Scots grabbed a pair of non-conference wins on Tuesday afternoon against the Newbury Nighthawks with a game one win of 22-1, followed by a game two score of 8-2. The pair of wins moves Gordon to 8-6 while two losses drops the Nighthawks to 2-12.
- As the designated away team for game one, Gordon got off to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. An inning later, the bats started to get hot despite the cold weather as the Scots busted the game open to take an 8-0 lead thanks to six hits, capped off a Lily Rivera two-run homer.
- Arianna Ramsaran joined in on the hit parade in the third as the sophomore skyrocketed a shot over the center field fence to make it 11-0.
- Newbury got on the board in the bottom of the third to break the shutout on an RBI groundout by Cameron LeClaire, but the Scots answered back mightily in the top of the fourth, crossing the plate 10 times thanks in part to Kristen Brown's grand slam over the left field netting to mount a 21-1 lead. Gordon added another in the fifth in their 22-1 victory.
- Switching it up in the second with Gordon as the home team, Megan Jenkerson tied the Gordon College career home run record to lead off the bottom of the first, as the senior laced her 17th career dinger to put the Scots on the board.
- Meredith Kercher made it 3-0 in the bottom of the second after the lefty slapper drove a single down the left field line to bring Rose Shannon home. Gordon added another two runs in the following inning to make it a 5-0 game.
- The Nighthawks strung a few hits together in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to three on an RBI single by Kiana Hinson, followed by a sacrifice fly by Elizabeth Duanys, but the Scots got those two runs back and plus another to take a 8-2 edge heading into the top of the fifth. The game was called due to darkness midway through the fifth with the Scots taking game two by a score of 8-2 to sweep the Nighthawks.
The Nighthawks are back in action on Thursday as they host UMaine Farmington for a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m. The games will be played at Regis College.