Softball Stays Hot; Sweeps Vermont 5-4 and 11-1
April 12, 2004
BURLINGTON, VT- Tisha Salamino pitched eighth innings and allowed just one run in the opener, and MAAC Pitcher of the Week Tara Campbell earned her third straight win with a five-inning one-hitter in the nightcap as the Saints swept a softball doubleheader from Vermont Monday. Siena pounded out 17 hits on the afternoon in taking the opener 5-4 in extra innings and the backend 11-1 in a 10-run rule shortened five innings.
Jenn Griner continued her hot hitting, beginning the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the third inning of game one. Heidi Gebo's single in the home half of the frame knotted the game at one. The Saints took a 4-1 lead with three runs in the fifth inning. Veronica Arredondo singled home Megan Woltz who led off the inning with a safety to start the scoring. Arredondo came around to score on Adrian St. Cin's RBI groundout to cap off the rally.
Vermont (4-18-1) answered with three runs in the fifth as Salamino was temporarily replaced in the circle by St. Cin. Kate Ramsey had the big blow with a double that plated two runs. The score remained tied until the eighth inning when Campbell delivered a pinch hit double to start the frame. Pinch runner Norah Haddad scored the game-winning run on Woltz' suicide squeeze bunt to third base.
In the nightcap, Griner collected three hits, scored twice, stole a base and drove in four runs to pace a convincing Siena romp. The Saints did most of their damage in a seven run fourth inning when they collected seven hits and took advantage of three Catamount errors. Griner and Sarah Rose doubled home runs, while St. Cin continued her RBI streak with an RBI single.
In the fifth, Griner provided more insurance with her first collegiate a homerun, a three run blast that accounted for the final 11-1 tally.
The Saints are scheduled to resume play tomorrow afternoon against Holy Cross.