MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Bates College earned two wins over Middlebury in a softball doubleheader Wednesday.

The Bobcats (5-12) came from behind in the opener to grab a 9-4 victory and then defeated Middlebury 9-2 in the second game.

Rachel Liazos had two hits, including a double while driving home three in the first game for Bates. Sienna Pietrasiewicz doubled and had two singles and an RBI, Elizabeth Pellini doubled and notched two singles while driving home two, and Zariya Anderson and Emma Yen belted two singles and drove in a run.

Middlebury’s (11-7) Olivia Scholes homered in the first game and drove in three, and Kristyn Carroll hit a solo homer.

Bates pitcher Delaney Rankin went the distance to earn the win striking out three, allowing eight hits, and walked three.

Liazos bat stayed hot in the second game. She was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle and drove in three runs.


Emma Yen drove in three runs and had a double and a single for Bates. Grace Householter added three hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while Sienna Pietrasiewicz singled twice and drove in a run and Sarah Cooke also had an RBI.

Carroll doubled and drove in a run for the Panthers, and McKenna Lont had her second two-hit game of the day. Lont also went the distance in the circle.

Isabella Albro earned the win for Bates by pitching all seven innings and allowing five hits, walking six and striking out two.

TUFTS 20, BATES 11: Brooks Hauser and Jack Regnery scored four times and added two assists in the Jumbos’ (9-2 overall, 6-1 NESCAC) win over the Bobcats (3-9, 0-8) in Lewiston.

Max Ettinghausen added three goals and an assist for Tufts, while Charlie Tagliaferri had two goals and an assist.

Will Masterson scored four goals and notched two assists and Connor Hartman scored three times for Bates. Riley McClure, TJ Underhill, Miles Schmidt and Gray Doyle also scored in the loss.


Jumbos goalies Ben Friedman, Connor Garzone and Will Anderson combined to stop 17 shots. Bates duo Andrew Toland and Drew Nyhus combined to make 16 saves.

TUFTS 23, BATES 5: Ella Lesperance and Margie Carden each had four goals as the Jumbos (11-1 overall, 6-1 NESCAC) rumbled over Bobcats (5-7, 1-6) in Medford, Massachusetts.

Allie Zorn and Schuyler Lloyd potted three goals apiece and Lucy Hodge had two for Tufts.

Caroline Keating notched a hat trick for Bates and added an assist. Laci Raveis and Caroline Taggart also scored in the loss, while Sadie O’Neil and Grace Cassin each had an assist.

Sophie Powless and Pascale de Buren combined to make six saves for the Jumbos, and Bates goalies Avery Lehman and Abigail Ziehl teamed for 13 stops.

BATES SENIORS HONORED: A program-record nine Bobcats seniors became members of the 2024 Hampshire Honor Society.

Tyler Castriotta, Cole De Magistris, Liam Foley, Klingensmith, Daniel Lynch, Jarrin Sato, Peter Simplicio, Alex Suny and Johnny Walker received the honor from the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their career.

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