|Lasell College||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (20-14, 16-4 GNAC) posted a pair of shutout victories, 2-0 and 6-0, over Lasell College (6-28, 2-18 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) softball action at Richard W. Bailey Field on Saturday afternoon. With the sweep, the Monks extend their season-high winning streak to nine games.
Before the first pitch was thrown, the Monks held a brief ceremony to honor the program’s five seniors: Casidee Couture (Jay, Maine), Mariah Harrison (Buxton, Maine), Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.), Jennifer Murphy (Andover, Mass.), and Carla Tripp (Lovell, Maine). The 2017 class gathered on the third base line with their parents and family members and received several gifts from their teammates.
Saint Joseph’s produced all the required offense with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first, when senior center fielder Carla Tripp (Lovell, Maine) led off with a single and later scored on an infield error and freshman second baseman Libby Pomerleau (Saco, Maine), who reached on said error, crossed home plate when sophomore first baseman Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine) grounded into a fielder’s choice.
SJC senior starter Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) scattered two hits with three strikeouts in 5.2 dominant frames before giving way to freshman Kate Whitney (Jonesboro, Maine), who earned her first collegiate save after allowing one hit with two K’s in 1.1 innings of relief.
Lasell senior starter Krystel Enko (Haydenville, Mass.) took the loss and falls to 3-10 on the year after giving up a pair of unearned runs off seven hits with a walk and a punch-out in six innings.
Senior third baseman Mariah Harrison (Buxton, Maine) reached base three times with two hits and walk in three plate appearances
Senior right fielder Casidee Couture (Jay, Maine) was 2-2 with a pair of singles
Freshman catcher Arianna Genovese (Rocky Hill, Conn.) went 2-3 with two singles