March 14, 2013
Siena scored a program and conference record 15 runs in the sixth inning of game one, en route to their first series sweep of the season (19-4; 10-6). Mandy Ferro and Paige Lloyd combined to go 9-for-13 with three doubles, seven RBIs, and seven runs scored in the sweep.
The first game was blown wide open in the sixth inning when Siena plated 15-runs led by Lloyd who smashed her first career grand slam, one of her three hits in the frame. She would add a RBI single later in the inning. Siena became just the second NCAA team since 2007 to plate 15 runs in a single inning.
Stephanie Viggiano would also add a three RBI triple in the frame.
In the contest, seven different Saints would record multiple hit games with Lloyd going 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored and Ferro tallying a 3-for-5 day with three runs batted in. Jessika – Jo Sandrini added two hits and scored three times, and Melanie Kalesse also touched home three times.
The 19 runs Siena scored is the most the Saints have scored in a contest since they defeated Saint Francis (N.Y.) 22-0 on April 7, 2004.
Siena was forced to play from behind in the second game, trailing 2-1 after three innings. The Saints would then score nine of the final 11 runs capped off by a Mandy Ferro grand slam to ensure the victory.
Shannon Jones plated the first Siena run of the game scoring Ferro. That run batted in was the 119th of her career placing her in sole possession of the program record for RBIs. Jones also collected three hits on the day which puts her career total to 191 and passes Carrie Getz for the program record.
Siena would notch the go ahead run in the fourth with a Chelsea Stout two run double. Siena would never trail from that point.
Ferro would cement the victory with her first career grand slam to cap off a five run sixth. The game was called in the seventh due to the cold weather.
Siena is back in action tomorrow as part of the UMBC Spring Classic as they take on Sacred Heart at 12:20 p.m.