March 9, 2013
For the first time in nearly a decade the Siena softball team has begun their season losing six straight games. The Saints were swept by Delaware and Central Connecticut in the second day of the Lady Pirates Classic.
In their first contest, Delaware (12-3) scored the first seven runs of the game and withheld a seventh inning Siena rally to take the 7-3 victory. Siena recorded eight errors in the contest with three Saints recorded multiple miscues which led to five unearned runs.
The big hit of the inning came off the bat of Chelsea Stout who launched a two RBI double to plate the final Siena runs. Antonia Edwards recorded her first collegiate start and surrendered six runs, only one earned in six innings.
The Saints were also hurt by errors in the second game against Central Connecticut State (6-4). Siena allowed seven unearned runs in falling by a 9-4 decision.
The Green and Gold actually got on the board first with a RBI hit from Mandy Ferro in the top of the fourth. But Central Connecticut would answer in their half of the frame scoring two runs to tie the game.
Siena would then give up five in the fifth, allowing three stolen bases and committing an error in the process.
Siena will close out the Lady Pirates Classic as they take on the host Hampton at 9 a.m.