April 18, 2004
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y - Jillian Medea fired 15 scoreless innings, earning wins in both ends of the doubleheader as Manhattan topped Siena 2-0 and 1-0 in softball action in Loudonville Sunday afternoon. Medea outlasted a brilliant effort by Siena's Tara Campbell in the nightcap, as the Jaspers pushed across an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning to secure the win.
In the opener, Medea went the distance allowing just three hits while striking out six. Adrian St. Cin collected two of the hits for the Saints, and was the only Siena player to reach second base, doubling to right field in the fourth. St. Cin also did the job in the circle, allowing just one run in seven innings of work.
Manhattan (6-21/4-2 MAAC) scored their first run, which proved to be the game winner, in the sixth inning. Stefanie Gozdziewski singled home Jennifer McCracken with two outs to account for the tally. In the seventh Candice Sheridan singled home an insurance run off reliever Janelle Iaquinto to account for the final 2-0 margin.
In the nightcap, Campbell struck out 13 batters in eight innings of work in suffering the hard luck loss. Medea was equally effective working the eight innings and allowing just four hits and no runs. The Saints best chance to score came in the sixth, as Meghan Woltz doubled to lead off the frame, but did not get past second base.
In the decisive eighth inning, Michelle Gutierrez singled through the left side of the infield to start the rally. Pinch runner Elizabeth Strein then scored all the way from first on an errant through off an attempted sacrifice bunt.
Siena (9-19/3-5 MAAC) returns to action at Sacred Heart on Tuesday.