March 11, 2014
The Siena softball team continued their 12-game spring trip on Monday morning when they faced Saint Peter’s and Howard University. For the second straight day the Saints dropped their first game to Saint Peter’s 9-3 and rebounded to win the second game against Howard 12-1 in five innings.
Danielle Cacciola started in the circle against Saint Peter’s giving up four runs early and the Saints were unable to keep up with the Peacock’s offense. Jessika-Jo Sandrini and Chelsey Drew led the Saints with two hits each. Sandrini recorded two singles and scored one of the Saints’ three runs. Drew also recorded one run and one RBI to go with her two hits.
Lee Harrison produced three RBI’s on two hits with a single and delivered athe blow with a 2-run homerun in the fifth inning.
The Saints fought back to win the second game of the day 12-1 against Howard University. The game ended by the mercy rule for the second straight day after the Saints beat UMass-Lowell in five innings yesterday.
Jessika-Jo Sandrini (3-2) pitched her second straight complete game and her third of the season. Sandrini allowed one run on four hits while striking out six batters in five innings of work. Sandrini has been dominanting opponents consistently all season.
Paige Lloyd paced the Saints offensively with a two run home run, her second of the year, in the third inning, bringing home Abby Carpenter, for her first of three runs scored. As a team, the Saints produced 12 runs on 13 hits. Jessika-Jo Sandrini recorded her second straight multi-hit game of the day with two singles for two RBIs and one run scored.
Lauren Milligan continued her success at the plate and on the base paths as she recorded another multi-hit game during the Rebel Spring games and scored two runs and two stolen bases, increasing her team lead with five steals.
At the end of the day, the Saints improve their record to 3-5 and will be back in action for the third straight day at the Rebel Spring Games in Winter Haven, Fla. Howard will have their opportunity to even the score tomorrow morning as they play the Saints at 11:00 a.m., followed by the Saints opportunity to get their revenge on Utah Valley at 3:00 p.m.