|St. John Fisher||Saint Joseph's College|
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (1-1) started the 2017 season with a pair of games the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Sunday. The Monks fell to #2 St. John Fisher (2-0), 8-0, in the opener and defeated former conference foe Emerson College (0-2), 3-1, to pick up their first win of the new campaign.
GAME ONE – ST. JOHN FISHER 8, SAINT JOSEPH’S 0
After five scoreless innings, the Cardinals got on the board in the top of the sixth with a run off two hits and put the game away with seven runs off seven hits in the top of the seventh.
Saint Joseph’s senior starter Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) allowed just one run off four hits and five walks with three strikeouts in the first five frames, but was chased after giving up four runs in the top of the sixth. Sophomore Kristal Smith (Pittston, Maine) yielded two unearned runs off two hits with a strikeout in 2/3 inning of relief.
St. John Fisher junior starter Lindsey Thayer (Winthrop, N.Y.) – a two-time NFCA All-America honoree who led the Cardinals to a runner-up finish in the 2016 NCAA DIII Softball Tournament – tossed a two-hitter while allowing three walks with 17 punch-outs.
Sophomore shortstop Meghan Elliott (Blackstone, Mass.) and junior designated player Kelsy Gaddy (Limington, Maine) both singled in the loss.
Katie Mazierski (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) was 3-3 with two runs and three stolen bases.
Sophomore Julia Sortisio (Lancaster, N.Y.) and Sophomore Sarah Kubik (Orchard Park, N.Y.) notched two hits apiece.