Softball Smokes St. Francis (NY) in Non-League Twinbill
April 7, 2004
Sarah Rose's homerun in Siena's very first at bat started an offensive onslaught that culminated in a lopsided 22-0 shutout in the backend of a doubleheader sweep of St. Francis (NY) in Loudonville Wednesday. The Saints coasted to a 4-1 win in the opener behind two home runs from designated player Adrian St. Cin.
Following Rose's blast in the first inning of game one, St. Cin opened the second with a solo homerun. The Terriers (1-28-1) scored their lone run of the game following an error in the sixth inning. St. Cin began the home half of the sixth with her second homerun and Norrah Haddad singled home Marlo Damniels to account for the final margin.
Janelle Iaquinto pitched four shutout innings to earn her first collegiate victory, allowing just one hit. St. Cin pitched three hitless innings in support to earn her first save of the season.
In the nightcap, the Saints struck for four runs in their first at bat Alyson DeMarino collected two of her four RBI on the game with her first of two hits. Stacey Vesling singled home the fourth run with her first of three hits in the second game. Vesling joined DeMarino with four RBI.
Siena (3-15) broke the game wide open with 10 runs in the third inning. Tara Campbell started the frame with her second of three hits -a sharp double to left field. The first seven Saints to bat in the third reached base and Vesling had a key run scoring triple to kep the rally alive.
In the fourth, the Saints bats went back to work. Veronica Arredondo collected two of her three hits in the fourth, and Rose homered for the second time of the afternoon-a grand slam.
Seven Siena players had multi-hit night caps, while St. Francis (NY) managed just two hits as a team off starter Tisha Salamino and reliever Tara Campbell.
The Saints return to action at Canisius tomorrow in a MAAC doubleheader beginning at noon.