Saints Drop Two to Begin 2013
Feb. 23, 2013
Siena pitchers combined to give up 22 runs, 34 hits, 12 walks, while only striking out two in the season opening sweep to East Tennessee State (12-5; 10-4).
In the season opener, the Saints (0-2) quickly fell behind 3-0 in the bottom of the first, after a two RBI single by Casey Horner.
The Saints would tie it up in the third when Stephanie Viggiano would connect on a two run single of her own, for her first hit of the season. Siena would get their first lead of the year in the next inning after a Buc’s error plated the go ahead runs.
East Tennessee State (5-6) would then score the next nine runs of the game en route to a 12-5 victory.
The nightcap, was pitted in a tie going into the bottom of the second after Melanie Kalesse walked to drive in a run.
However, the Buc’s would break the game open with a Sam Lower grand slam in the bottom half of the inning to give East Tennesse State a four run lead. The Bucs would score in every inning in the contest and eventually won the game 10-4.
Viggiano recorded three hits in her six at-bats while driving in three. Jessika – Jo Sandrini would also drive in a run, as well as her sister Jordan Sandrini for her first career run batted in.
Siena will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow as they take on the Bucs at 12 noon.