Winthrop won its fourth straight game and coach Mark Cooke captured his 600th career victory with a double-header sweep of Vermont on Wednesday at Terry Field.
Winthrop won the first game 10-0 in five innings and took the nightcap 6-1 to improve to 12-10 on the year. Vermont fell to 2-9 on the year.
"We had good pitching and hitting today," said Cooke, who has 517 wins with the Eagles. "Megan (Evans) and Cari (Wooldridge) were sharp on the mound and Izzy (Trottier) came in to close out each game. We hit the ball well. Games like this really make it fun. If we can continue to hit the ball the way we are right now, we can do some good things."
The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and six more in the fourth inning en route to a 10-0 win in five innings in the first game. Lenny Stoddart singled up the middle with the bases loaded that scored Tessa Thomas and Lisa Kingsmore. Stephanie Reid also scored on the play, but she was allowed to cross the plate due to a throwing error by left fielder Elena Rizza. Sarah Magee drove in the fourth run on a fielder's choice that was hit to the short.
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In the sixth inning, Kingsmore reached with one out on a walk. Reid followed with a double to right center, putting runners at second and third. Mallory Hogan hit into a fielder's choice as Kingsmore scored on the play. Jo-Lynn Smith followed by clearing the bases with a triple to right center. Smith came around to score on the same play after Jeanine Connolly overthrew Whitney Borisenok at third base.
Evans earned her fifth victory of the year as she allowed just three hits in four innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Trottier tossed a perfect fifth inning by striking out all three batters to close the door.
In the second game, Winthrop jumped on the Catamounts' pitching in the first inning again with two runs. This time, it was the long ball that got Winthrop's offense going as Reid hit a two-run shot over the left field fence. It was the 21st of her career.
Magee singled up the middle to lead off the second inning and eventually scored on a Thomas single between third and short. Thomas came around to score as Reid drove in her third run of the day with a single to right.
The long ball put the game away in the fifth as Hogan hit a two-run blast to left center.
Wooldridge tossed six innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits with no walks and tied her career-high with 10 strikeouts to improve to 6-5 on the season. Trottier again came into the game to close out the final inning as she struck out two of the three batters she faced.
Cooke captured his 500th career victory on Apr. 21, 2005, in the first game of a doubleheader with Furman and it took just 182 games to reach the 600 mark.
On the day, Kingsmore collected three hits and extended her hitting streak to a career-best 17 games. Reid had a big day, going 5-for-7 with four runs and three RBIs. Lauren Levin finished 2-for-3 with two doubles. With her four runs on the day, Reid has moved into third on the all-time list with 124 in her career.
Winthrop will be back in action Friday when it hosts Ohio at 11 a.m., and then will take on Fairfield at 3 p.m., on the opening day of the Winthrop/adidas Invitational that runs from Friday to Sunday.