April 14, 2013
Siena was able to come back from a Kate Wacyk two out home run to break a tie in the seventh inning, but Hartford would score two more in the eighth to begin what would be a two game sweep.
Hartford (14-22) got on the board first with two runs on only one hit off of starter Alyssa Lancaster. One of the runs would come off the bat of Jackie Kelly to open the scoring.
Lancaster (2-9) settled down after the first inning allowing just three Hartford hits and one walk until the seventh inning. With the score tied at two, and with two outs Wacyk connected on a 3-2 pitch to put the Hawks out in front.
However, Siena would answer back in their half of the frame. Ferro started the rally with a single and the Saints would eventually load the bases for Lancaster. The pitcher helped her cause with a game tying single that plated Ferro. The Saints still had the bases loaded with one out, but Stephanie Viggiano flew out to left field and Shannon Jones was gunned out at home for the inning ending double play.
In extras, the Hawks took advantage of a Siena error and Jenice Aloyo drove in the final run of the inning.
For the Saints, Lancaster went a career-high eight innings scattering seven hits and allowing five runs, four earned.
Zuzana Kudernatschov went seven innings for the Hawks striking out five.
In the final game, Siena could not figure out Kaitlyn Meade, who allowed just three hits and one earned run through six innings.
Hartford scored the first nine runs of the game, with five different players picking up RBIs. Amber Andrews had a game-high three hits for the Hawks.
The Saints got their only run of the game when Jessika - Jo Sandrini homered to center field for her first home run of the year.
Antonia Edwards went five innings, allowing seven hits and nine runs, but only five were earned courtesy of four Siena fielding errors.
Mackenzie Cronin worked a scoreless sixth in relief.
Lloyd, Lancaster, and Melanie Kalesse all picked up two hits on the day, and Ferro reached base five times in eight plate appearances.
Siena hops on the bus and heads all the way to Buffalo to re-open their conference slate when they take on Niagara tomorrow.