Siena Softball Swept at UAlbany
March 30, 2004
Albany, N.Y. - Sophomore Ashley Rios knocked in the game-winning run on a pinch-hit single to left field in game one of the doubleheader to give UAlbany a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over crosstown-rival Siena on Tuesday, March 30 at Albany Field. The Great Danes won the nightcap, 5-2, to complete the non-league sweep.
Siena (0-14) broke open a scoreless opener in the sixth as Jennifer Griner led off with a single, while Veronica Arredondo, who went 3-for-7 on the day, followed with a bunt single. One out later, Tara Campbell hit a two-run single to right to plate Griner and Arredondo for a 2-0 lead. The Saints added one run in the seventh on Arredondo's sacrifice fly to center to make it 3-0.
Albany (14-12) rallied in the bottom of seventh as Liz Wieboldt hit a sacrifice fly to center to plate Carly Isaacs. Julie Gannon singled past the shortstop to score Danielle Buyea to close the gap to 3-2. Jess Kostenblatt tied the game as she crossed the plate on an error by the second baseman. Rios, who went 2-for-3 from the plate, lined the game-winning shot with two outs into the left-field gap.
Senior Andee Lindgren earned her seventh consecutive victory of the season on the mound by allowing two earned runs on six hits with three walks and eight strikeouts. Siena's Jannelle Iaquinto was credited with the loss as she gave up just one earned run on nine hits with one strikeout in 6.2 innings of work.
In game two, Albany scored three runs in the second to take control. Shortshop Maegan Larsen doubled to center to put her team on the scoreboard, while Kostenblatt followed with a two-run single to left to plate Larsen and Rios.
The Saints responded in the third with two runs on Kelly Boyle's triple to center to score Arredondo and Griner. Albany added two insurance runs in the fourth as Kostenblatt delivered a RBI single to right and later scored on Jen Nolette's double to left center for a 5-2 lead.
Freshman Casey Halloran picked up her fourth win of the year, giving up no earned runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout. Campbell earned the loss for Siena, allowing three earned runs on six hits, walking two and striking out two.