April 17, 2004
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.- Jamie Walker (Austin, Texas/Bowie) scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch as the Saints slipped past Saint Peter's 1-0 in the opener. Siena's Tara Campbell (Spring Valley, Calif./Monte Vista) took the complete game win, allowing only two walks, five hits and seven strikeouts. In the nightcap the Peahens struck for a pair of runs in their first at bat and never looked back in a 5-2 victory to earn the split.
Walker scored the winning run in the third inning after reaching on a fielding error following a Megan Woltz single. Woltz was forced out at home with one-out as Sarah Rose (Loudon, N.H./Merrimack Valley) grounded to third, but Walker alertly scampered home with what proved to be the winning run with two outs.
Campbell worked out of trouble a couple times, most notably in the fifth when she got Teresa Wilson to line out to first with a runner at third. She stuck out Wilson in the seventh with the tying run at second.
Michelle Bair went the distance suffering the tough-luck loss for Fairfield, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out four Saints. Christa Fasano had two of those hits for the Saints finishing as the game's only player to log a multi-hit game.
The Saints answered with a run in the bottom of that inning when Rose's sacrifice fly scored Jennifer Griner (Niskayuna, N.Y./Colonie Central).
The Peahens would add a run in the second, fourth, and fifth innings. Siena other run came in the bottom of the third when Rose singled in Veronica Arredondo (Burbank, Calif./Notre Dame). Melchiorre had a pair of hits for the Peahens and Robin Freels earned her second victory of the season pitching seven innings of four-hit ball. Tisha Salamino suffered the setback for Siena.
The Saints take on Manhattan tomorrow at Saints Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.