March 23, 2005
Second Baseman Katrina Dunning hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning as UAlbany defeated Iona, 3-2, on Wednesday, March 23 at the Rebel Spring Games. In the second game, the Great Danes downed Siena, 9-6, in nine innings at the Osceola County Softball Complex.
Dunning's sacrifice fly scored left fielder Amber Maisonet. She started the inning on second base per the international tiebreaker rule and reached third base on a fielder's choice. An intentional walk loaded the bases setting up the game-winning run for UAlbany (8-6). The Great Danes rallied from a 2-0 deficit, scoring a run in each the fifth and sixth frames. Maisonet plated shortstop Maegan Larsen on a RBI infield single in the fifth and designated player Erika Enocksen tied the game in the sixth on a run-scoring groundout.
Pitcher Casey Halloran pitched her third complete game of the season, striking out five. Becky Riccitelli took the loss for Iona (7-5) in relief. Alison Higgs pitched four shutout innings for the Gaels.
Against crosstown-rival Siena (5-7), the Great Danes scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 6-6 tie. Larsen had the deciding hit on a triple to right field, driving in right fielder Brittany Burnham and center fielder Leslie Busch to give UAlbany an 8-6 lead. Halloran pitched the final two innings to pick up her second victory of the day. Jannelle Iaquinto took the loss for the Saints in relief, who forced extra innings on a two-out, two-run home run by Adrian St. Cin in the bottom of the seventh.