|Suffolk University||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (9-11, 5-3 GNAC) and Suffolk University (12-12, 4-4 GNAC) split a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) softball doubleheader at Richard W. Bailey Field on Saturday afternoon. The Rams opened with a 4-0 victory and the Monks answered with a walk-off 4-3 triumph in the nightcap.
GAME ONE – SUFFOLK 4, SAINT JOSEPH’S 0
Suffolk broke open a scoreless stalemate with three runs off two hits and a Saint Joseph’s error in the top of the fourth, when sophomore designated player Jill Pulek (Cheshire, Conn.) doubled in junior center fielder Devlin Frost (Tewksbury, Mass.) and later scored on a throw after junior catcher Delaney Sylvester (Worcester, Mass.) singled to center.
The Rams tacked on an insurance run in the fifth when Pulek notched a bases-loaded single, scoring senior left fielder Morgan Parmeter (Maynard, Mass.) to account for the 4-0 final.
Saint Josephs’ senior Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) allowed four runs (two earned) off eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in a complete-game effort. She falls to 4-4 on the season with the loss.
Suffolk junior hurler Ali Yamakaitis (Avenel, N.J.) scattered four hits with three walks and a pair of punch-outs in the complete-game shutout performance. She improves to 6-6 on the year.
Seniors Carla Tripp (Lovell, Maine) and Jennifer Murphy (Andover, Mass.), junior Kelsy Gaddy (Limington, Maine), and freshman Libby Pomerleau (Saco, Maine) recorded singles in the setback.
Pulek was 3-3 with a run, two doubles, and a pair of RBI.
Freshman right fielder Ashley Zulia (Columbus, N.J.) went 2-2 with a run, a double, a stolen base, and a pair of walks.