April 7, 2013
Gusty winds reaching over 30 miles per hour helped account for 24 runs, 23 hits, and three home runs, but the Siena softball team was on the wrong side of the score dropping a 14-10 decision to Seton Hall.Paige Lloyd and Shannon Jones both homered in the loss.
Seton Hall (13-19) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first three innings. The Pirates, who ranked fourth in the Big East in stolen bases coming in, swiped eight bags on the day which helped them move runners into scoring positions.
Danielle Destaso would tally two RBIs in the game and her stolen base in the third forced a throw from catcher Megan Volz, but the runner at third would score on the play to cap the four run inning.
Siena (6-19) had been scoreless for the last 26 innings up to that point. But their bats woke up.
Volz would break the streak with a run scoring single in the third cutting the Seton Hall lead to 6-2.
Siena's biggest offensive output came in the fifth, tallying six runs to make it a two run game. Starting the inning with two outs and nobody on, Jessika - Jo Sandrini would reach on an error setting the stage for the two out rally. Chelsea Stout and Stephanie Viggiano would both single in runs followed by a three-run shot by Lloyd.
The Pirates would answer back when Sara Haefeli homered in the top half of the frame, and Siena could not quite get all the way back.
Jones homered for the first time this season going the opposite way in the sixth which would end the scoring for the Saints.
Lloyd led all players with four RBIs and Mandy Ferro collected a couple of hits and scored twice.
The second game was halted in the second inning with a 3-0 Pirate's lead due to high gusts of wind that pulled the outfield fence out of the ground.
Siena is back in action on Tuesday when they welcome Holy Cross for a double header.