Siena Swept on Opening Day

Shannon Jones

March 2, 2012

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

Siena softball dropped both parts of an opening day doubleheader Friday, falling 2-1 against Robert Morris and 5-2 to Stony Brook. These were the first and second of five games the Saints will play at the George Washington Tournament in Washington, D.C.

The Siena bats were largely kept silent in the opener, as the Saints were held to just five hits by Robert Morris. Junior Shannon Jones and sophomore Jessika - Jo Sandrini each went 2-for-3, with Jones's first RBI of the season coming on a seventh-inning solo homer. However, the rest of Siena's offense went 1-for-17, with freshman Megan Volz's sixth-inning single serving as the only other Siena baserunner.

The Saints managed just five hits in the nightcap as well. Stony Brook broke open the scoring with three runs in the third, but the Saints got on the board in the fourth with a double steal that scored pinch-runner Stefanie Sueda. However, the Seawolves tacked on two more in their half of the fourth, and an RBI double by Jones in the sixth wasn't enough to bring Siena back.

Play continues at the George Washington Tournament on Saturday. The Saints play Army at 9 a.m. before squaring off with Buffalo at noon.