Softball Drops Doubleheader at Colgate

April 15, 2009

Game One

Game Two

Jesse McCarrick tossed a complete game shutout and Stephanie Hartquist hit a three-run home run to lead Colgate to an 8-0 six inning victory over Siena in game one of Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader at Eaton Street Field. In the nightcap, seven different Raiders drove in a run to defeat the Saints 10-2 in five innings and complete the sweep.

In the opener, Amanda Filippazzo kept Colgate (21-10) off the board for the first three innings but Hartquist broke the scoreless tie with her first home run of the season, a two-run shot to centerfield.

The Raiders broke the game open in the fifth with a five run inning highlighted by Brittany Hanrahan's two RBI single and ended the game in the sixth when Melissa Babb-Renta scored on a wild pitch to give Colgate the 8-0 victory.

Babb-Renta finished the game 3-for-4 and Hartquist led the Raiders with two runs scored and three RBI. McCarrick picked up her 10th win of the season with seven strikeouts in six innings.

Renee Clavette went 2-for-3 for Siena (10-19) and Filippazzo took the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits in five innings.

In game two, Calla Yee got the scoring started with an RBI triple in the first and the Raiders would add another run to take an early 2-0 lead.

The Saints came back to tie it up in the top of the second on Alyssa Sceppaguercio's two-run home run, her first collegiate home run, but Colgate took the lead right back in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back.

The Raiders went on to score in each of the next three innings, including four in the bottom of the fifth to take the nightcap 10-2.

Five different Raiders had multiple hits while Lacy Ver Steeg and Michelle Hollebeke combined to give up just two hits and two runs (one earned) despite four Colgate errors.



Courtney Brinkman (5-6) took the loss for Siena, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) in 4.2 innings of work.

Siena returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Riverdale, N.Y. to take on Manhattan in MAAC play at 10 a.m.