Softball sweeps Smith in doubleheader

The MIT Women’s Softball team defeated Smith College in both games of a NEWMAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. With the 9-1 and 3-1 wins, the Engineers improved their conference record to 3-3.

In the first game, Keri A. Dixon ’11 hit a grand slam in the second inning to put MIT on top 7-0. Jessica L. Iacobucci ’12 dominated with seven strikeouts to keep the lead and produce the win. The second game proved to be more of a pitcher’s duel until the fourth inning, when MIT scored three after a couple of walks and RBI singles. Smith scored one in the sixth, but this was too little and too late to catch up.

MIT pitcher Iacobucci had two outstanding complete games while on the offensive side, and Jessica M. Oleinik ’11 went 5-for-6 with four RBIs to boost MIT’s batting during the two games.

MIT will next travel to Wellesley to compete in another doubleheader on Friday, April 1.

—Nidharshan Anandasivam, Sports Staff