Softball Romps Rider 13-5 and 11-4
April 10, 2005
Sophomore shortstop Kelly Boyle hit a pair of homeruns in the opener and finished the afternoon 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored as Siena put on another offensive display in a doubleheader sweep of Rider Sunday afternoon in Loudonville. The Saints won the opener 13-5 in six innings and the nightcap 11-4 to move to 13-12 on the season and 3-1 in MAAC play.
Rider (6-18/0-4 MAAC) scored all five of its runs on solo homeruns, and held 1-0 and 5-4 leads, but Siena exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game away. Nichole Mears started the scoring with a one-out homerun in the first off Siena starter Tisha Salamino. The Saints erupted for four runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead. Boyle started the scoring with her first homerun of the game, and freshman Jennifer Granato delivered a bases clearing double later in the inning to give Siena early control of the game.
The Broncs took the lead back in the fourth inning with four solo shots. Kristin Kenavan and Maddy Boulden hit back-to-back homers to start the inning and Jennifer Cullen and Tiffany Day-Neutill pulled the trick one batter later to give the Broncs a 5-4 lead. Junior Tara Campbell relieved Salamino and did not allow a run the rest of the way in earning her fourth win of the year.
Siena answered with a six spot in the bottom of the fourth, a rally highlighted by Boyle's second homerun of the game--a grand slam to left field. The Saints finished the job in the sixth inning as Granato homered to start the inning, and Fasano scored on a wild pitch to end the game as Siena's lead reached the magic number of eight.
The Saints built a 9-0 lead by the fourth inning and held off a Rider rally to earn an 11-4 triumph. Campbell scored on a wild pitch to start the scoring in the second, and A.C. St. Cin put the Saints up 2-0 with a RBI double in the third. In the fourth, the Saints scored seven times, an outburst capped off by a three-run homerun from St. Cin. Sarah Rose, who was 3-for-3 in the game, raising her batting average to .506 on the season, drove in a run with a single down the left field line.
Rider scored four times in the fifth off St. Cin. Kristin Kenavan's double plated two of the runs and Mears added an RBI hit to help the Broncs avoid the eight-run rule.
Jamie Walker doubled to left centerfield to plate one of two runs the Saints scored in the sixth, accounting for the final 11-4 margin. Walker, Rose, St. Cin and Jennifer Griner each had multi-hit games for Siena.
Siena takes on Colgate in Hamilton, NY on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on the Internet.