|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.
GAME TWO – SAINT JOSEPH’S 6, LASELL 0
After being held without a run for seven consecutive innings, the Monks’ bats came to life with five runs off five hits and a Lasell error in the bottom of the third. Tripp opened the inning with a double to deep left-center and moved to third on a Pomerleau bunt single. Tripp and Pomerleau both scored when Harrison and senior Jennifer Murphy (Andover, Mass.) followed with consecutive singles to center field to make it a 2-0 run game before Harrison sprinted home on a passed ball and Murphy trotted home on a Bailey triple off the base of the wall in center. Freshman Kaylee Burns (Saco, Maine) capped the five-run third with a groundout to second, allowing Bailey to score easily from third.
St. Joe’s closed out the game scoring when sophomore Anita Mooradian (Windham, Maine) plated Couture with a single to right in the bottom of the fifth.
SJC freshman Caitlyn King (Old Town, Maine) improves to 2-1 after allowing eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in six innings. Fellow first-year Katelyn Olsen (Hartford, Maine) walked one and yielded a hit in an otherwise clean inning of relief.
Lasell freshman pitcher Nicole Arcese (Holliston, Mass.) surrendered six runs off 11 hits and three walks with a pair of punch-outs in six innings and falls to 3-12 on the season with the setback.
Harrison went 2-3 with a run and an RBI
Murphy was 2-4 with a run and an RBI
Bailey went 2-3 with a run, a triple, and an RBI
Pomerleau added a single, a run, and a stolen base in two trips to the plate
Senior shortstop Erin Smith (Gorham, Maine) was 2-3 and recorded the 100th hit of her career with a single in the top of the fifth
Freshman first baseman Victoria Spellman (Rocky Hill, Conn.) went 3-3 with a double