April 4, 2013
Crosstown rivals UAlbany came one out away from having well deserved bragging rights over the Siena Saints with junior Brittany MacFawn tossing 6.2 innings of perfect softball. Shannon Jones broke the historic bid with a double with two outs but the Saints dropped the final game of their month-long road trip 3-0 to UAlbany.
MacFawn (9-5) struck out the side in the first and kept Siena’s hitter guessing as the Saints (6-16) could not figure out the right hander. MacFawn would strike out 11 of the 22 batters that she faced, only one over the minimum.
Antonia Edwards started for the Saints and pitched well through her three innings. Lauren Alcorn put the Greats Danes (16-7) on the board in the second inning with a RBI double.
Maggie Cocks would complete the scoring for the game with a two-run single in the third.
The Siena bullpen threw three innings, allowing just one hit combined with Alyssa Lancaster and Jessika - Jo Sandrini.
Down to their final out, Jones broke up the bid for perfection with a double. Sandrini would foul out to end the game.
For UAlbany, it was their 11th straight victory, and seventh consecutive victory over the Saints. Siena has now dropped 21 of the last 22 in the crosstown series.
Siena will finally return home after a road trip that lasted well over a month when they take on the defending champions, the Iona Gaels Saturday at 1 p.m.