April 19, 2009
Jamie Piela led off the top of the ninth with her first home run of the season and Amanda Filippazzo allowed just one unearned run in nine innings to defeat Saint Peter's 2-1 in game two of Sunday afternoon's doubleheader at Jaroschak Field. In the opener, the Peahens scored four runs in the first behind Jackie Cross' three-run home run to take game one 6-3.
In the nightcap, Siena (11-22, 6-6) took an early 1-0 lead on Lauren Weingart's RBI single in the top of the first. Saint Peter's (8-16, 1-5) would tie it up in the fourth when Arian Pyan scored on an error.
The Peahens had a chance in the eighth with runners on second and third with just one out but Filippazzo pitched her way out of the jam.
The Saints took a 2-1 lead on Piela's first home run of the season in the top of the ninth and Filippazzo shut down Saint Peter's in the bottom half to secure the victory.
Nicole Schnecker took the loss for the Peahens, allowing two runs (one earned) and four hits in 8.1 innings.
Filippazzo (5-9) tossed a nine inning complete game and allowed just two hits and the unearned run while striking out seven and walking one as the Saints improved to 3-0 in extra inning games this season.
In the first game, Saints Peter's got on top early with four runs in the first and added two more in the fourth on Christie Crowell's two-RBI double to take a 6-0 lead.
Weingart helped the Saints fight back with an RBI single in the fifth and a two-run home run with two outs in the seventh, but Peahens pitcher Tricia Reingle got Piela to ground out to end the game and pick up the 6-3 victory.
Weingart went 3-for-4 and finished the day 4-for-7 with four RBI and two runs scored. Senior Jamie Piela (1-6) took the loss in game one, allowing six runs in five innings for the Saints.
Jackie Cross went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored as Reingle picked up the victory, tossing a complete game allowing six hits and three runs (one earned) while striking out 11.
The Saints return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Fairfield, CT to take on Sacred Heart in a non-conference doubleheader at 3 p.m.