April 15, 2003
The Siena softball team will be relieved to start its home season tomorrow afternoon after losing its second consecutive game in the final at bat in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep by Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. Tuesday afternoon. Norah Haddad and Carrie Getz each registered two hits from the leadoff position in the respective losses for Siena.
In the opener, Siena answered an early Quinnipiac score with two runs in the top of the third inning to take their only lead of the afternoon. Sarah Rose and Adrian St. Cin came around to score following a Quinnipiac error. The Bobcats tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning off Siena starter Tisha Salamino, who went the distance in suffering her second straight difficult loss. Sarah Collins drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In the nightcap, Alisha Zabel baffled the Siena bats in pitching the complete game shutout. Zabel struck out five Saints, did not walk a batter and allowed just four hits facing just 24 batters. Getz had two of the four hits for Siena, raising her team-best batting average to .467.
Quinnipiac scored two runs in the second inning and four in the fourth off Siena starter Adrian St. Cin. Tara Campbell did not allow a run in just shy of three innings of work in a losing effort.
The Saints begin their home season at 2 p.m. tomorrow with a doubleheader against St. Francis University.