Lancaster had immpressive day all-around
March 17, 2013
It took 30 years for the Saints to record a victory against a Big East school. Now they have two wins in two days, both of them coming against the Georgetown Hoyas. Siena scored four times in the bottom of the sixth and protected that lead with the tying run at third to take the 7-6 decision in the final day of the UMBC Spring Classic.
Georgetown (5-20) took advantage of four Siena walks in the opening inning to take a 2-0 lead. Alyssa Lancaster would get out of the bases loaded jam by forcing Taylor Henry to ground out to the shortstop. The Hoyas would strand 11 base runners on the day.
Trailing 3-0 in the second after a fielding error, the Saints started to chip away. Megan Volz would single in Mandy Ferro for the team’s first run.
Volz would connect in the fourth inning for her first home run of the season, a two-run shot, to tie the game at three.
Lancaster would settle down allowing only two hits until the sixth inning. With two outs, Georgetown scored three runs led by Sophia Gargicevich-Almeida’s two RBI double and an Alexandria Anttila run scoring single.
Once again, the Saints would display their offensive output in the sixth inning, this time scoring four. Lancaster would double scoring a run and Chelsea Stout would sing to plate a run. With the bases loaded and two outs, Abby Carpenter would reach on an error by the second baseman which would plate the tying and eventual winning run.
It was the only error for the Hoyas on the day compared to Siena’s five miscues. But it was the only one that mattered.
Siena would record two quick outs in the seventh and had Georgetown to their final out. After a single and an error, the Hoyas had the go ahead run on second and the tying run at third. Lancaster would force Almeida to foul out to save the one run victory.
Lancaster would pitch six and two thirds inning allowing six run, only two earned and striking out three. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs.
Volz would have a 3-for-3 showing with three RBIs and two runs scored.
It was the fifth win for Siena in their last six games. After two victories against the Big East, Siena will play another BCS conference as they take on Oklahoma State out of the Big 12 Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. The game will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.