Dartmouth Downs Siena in Softball Doubleheader
April 27, 2004
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y -Dartmouth pounded out 20 hits and scored 12 runs in the backend of a doubleheader sweep of Siena in Loudonville Tuesday. The Big Green took the first game from the Saints, 8-3, and the second 12-7. Veronica Arredondo had five hits for the Saints, and Sarah Rose added four including a pair of doubles in the nightcap.
Dartmouth (15-18) sprinted to an 8-0 lead in the opener scoring once in their first at bat, three times in the third and four times in the sixth. Jodee Thompson was 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI, one of which plated the game's first run in the Big Green's initial at bat. Jessica Reiten scored the run, her first of three in the game. She joined Thompson with a multi-hit game for the victors.
The Saints(12-23-1) did all their damage in the sixth inning off starter Danica Giugliano, scoring three times. Pitcher Janelle Iaquinto made the most of a rare at bat with a run-scoring double to centerfield, while Rose scored along with Lisa DiBlasi on fielding errors by Dartmouth. Iaquinto did not allow an earned run in 3.2 innings of work, but was touched for four unearned runs following three Saints' errors in the sixth.
Arredondo added two hits in two at bats in a losing effort for Siena.
Dartmouth's offensive fireworks carried through to the nightcap as Kerry Conway and Reiten began the game with back-to-back home runs. Reiten finished the game 4-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored to cap off a brilliant day at the plate. The Big Green added two additional runs in the first off starter Tisha Salamino, the first coming on Lacey Neahr's infield single and the second scoring on a fielding error.
Dartmouth pushed its lead to 9-0 with a run in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth. The top five spots in the Big Green order combined for 17 hits in 23 at bats, and scored 11 of the team's 12 runs. Conway accounted for the single run in the second with her second home run in as many innings. Reiten delivered the big blow in the third with a three-run homer to left center field, her second of the game.
With their backs against the wall, the Saints showed some spirit, striking for runs in their final four at bats. Arredondo, who finished a fine day at the plate with three hits in the nightcap, scored the Saints first run on Adrian St. Cin's single in the fourth. Two runs scored following Arredondo's single to center field in the fifth, and reserve Carla Fedele launched her first career homerun in the sixth to pull the Saints within 9-5.
The Big Green got three insurance runs in the seventh inning, as Alicia Petryk, Adrienne Draper and Allison Williams each singled home runs off sophomore Tara Campbell.
The Saints didn't go quietly in their final at bat, scoring once on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Allison DeMarino and again on a fielding error to account for the final 12-7 tally.
Siena travels to Hamilton to take on Colgate in a non-league doubleheaders Thursday at 4 p.m.