March 15, 2014
The softball team completed the Rebel Spring Games on Saturday afternoon following their games against Army and South Dakota. Siena split on the day, defeating Army 11-3 in the first game and fell to South Dakota 7-0. The Saints finished with a 5-7 record in Florida.
Jessika-Jo Sandrini pitched six strong innings and Siena exploded for six runs in the late innings to defeat Army, 11-3, in the first game Saturday morning at the Rebel Spring Games.
Sandrini gave up three runs, one earned on six hits against Army and produced an RBI after going 1-2 at the plate.
Jordan Sandrini and Abby Carpenter each had three hits on the day. Jordan Sandrini drove home three runs, tying the team high with Stephanie Viggiano, who also drove home three runs on her two hits. Carpenter had one RBI and crossed the plate twice in Siena’s win.
The Black Knights (6-10) scored twice in the bottom of the fifth with Alee Rashenskas, 2-for-4, singling home Amanda Nguyen for the first run and scoring the second on McKravey's sacrifice fly to left field.
In the second game, the Saints were shutout by South Dakota for the second time this week by the score of 7-0.
The offense was limited as the team couldn’t find the holes in the defense and only managed to get three hits. Stephanie Viggiano started the Saints attack in the third inning with a single up the middle, followed by a single by Melanie Kalesse. The Saints could not find the timely hit as they left three on base.
Freshman Danielle Cacciola started in the circle and faced 18 batters in three innings of work. Cacciola gave up four runs, two earned off four hits. Jessika-Jo Sandrini relieved Cacciola for an inning, giving up two runs, one earned on three hits. Antonia Edwards and Katie Casey finished up the final three innings in the circle combining for one run off of two hits.
The Saints will travel to Robert Morris for the RMU Colonial Classic for five games this weekend, March 21-23. They will play familiar foe Howard at 9:30 a.m. and Robert Morris at 2:30 p.m. on March 21.