April 27, 2013
The Siena softball team reached first place in the MAAC standings by extended its conference road winning streak to four games sweeping the Saint Peter’s Peacocks in a crucial doubleheader. Seniors Shannon Jones went 3-for-6 with a home run and Mandy Ferro 2-for-6 on the day. The two members of the senior class extend their overall record against Saint Peter’s to 8-0.
In the opener, Siena (15-22, 7-3 MAAC) got on the board first off a pair of sacrifice flies by Jones and Jessika - Jo Sandrini to make the score 2-0.
Saint Peter’s (9-41, 1-11 MAAC) got their only lead of the day on a two run single by Stephanie Gilronan to make the score 3-2.
Sandrini would not allow a hit the rest of the way, allowing only two other batters to reach base with a walk and an error.
The Saints would cap off their scoring in their final frame with a three run homer by Shannon Jones. It was Jones’ fourth homerun of the season.
The second game started off similar to the first, with the Saints striking first. Abby Carpenter cleared the bases with a double, making the Siena lead 4-0.
The Peacock scored four runs off of Alyssa Lancaster to tie the game in the second. Sandrini allowed just three hits the rest of the way in earning the win.
She also made the difference with her 3-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored. Carpenter followed up her three run double with the deciding RBI in the third.
Volz also added two RBI while Lancaster and Lloyd contributed one a piece.
The Saints will continue their road trip as they head to Manhattan to take on the fifth place Jaspers. The Saints stand in first with a win percentage of .700; Manhattan stands at 8-6 with a win percentage of .571. Siena has won eight of their last nine games.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.