Saints Surrender Five in Final Frame; Swept by Bucs
Feb. 24, 2013
Casey Horner's two out, two RBI, walk off single capped a five run seventh inning comeback as the Saints were swept by East Tennessee State. It was the largest lead given up by Siena in the bottom of the seventh in over 10 years.
Siena (0-3) struck first in the top half of the first when pitcher Jessika - Jo Sandrini drove in Stephanie Viggiano for the game's first run. The next batter, Alyssa Lancaster would also plate a run with a single of her own. The Saints would score two more runs courtesy of a wild pitch and a Megan Volz sacrifice fly.
The rest of the game was dominated by pitching, with both teams combining for just four hits, two by each side.
Until, the last frame. Whitley Hensley led off the frame with a homer to cut the Siena lead to 4-1. After the Saints recorded their first out of the inning, East Tennesse State (6-6) would record three straight hits to load the bases.
At first it looked like Sandrini could get out of the jam, forcing the second out of the inning at home. However, the Bucs would rally. Jackie Baird would knock a two run single setting the scene for Horner's walk off.
Sandrini led the way on the offensive side for Siena recording a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
The Saints will take a couple of weeks off until their next game when they participate in the Lady Pirates Classic in Virginia, March 8.