May 7, 2005
JERSEY CITY (May 7)--Siena split a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with Saint Peter's Saturday. The Peahens won the opener, 3-2, on a walk-off RBI single by freshman 2B Meg Schaffer and then Siena rode the 3-hit pitching of Tara Campbell to a 4-1 win in the nightcap.
The split leaves Saint Peter's at 14-32 overall and 2-11 in the MAAC, while Siena is 21-26 overall and 6-8 in the MAAC.
Neither team had scored an earned run in the opener, but Saint Peter's clung to a 2-1 lead heading into the seventh inning. However, the visitors knotted the score at 2-2 on the seventh home run of the season for senior 3B Sarah Rose, who belted a long solo shot to center field.
Saint Peter's won with an unearned run, as Samantha Gable reached on an error leading off. She went to second on a sacrifice and then to third on an infield single by Jessica Gonzales. With the infield drawn in, Schaffer singled through the left side, scoring Gable with the winning run.
Gonzales was 2-for-2 for the Peahens, while Schaffer was 1-for-3, with two RBI. Siena's Rose also drove in a pair of runs. She was 1-for-3.
Sophomore RHP Katie Starr (2-2) was the winner in relief. She pitched the last 2.2 innings, allowing the one run on Rose's homer. Starter Michelle Bair pitched the first 4.1 innings and allowed an unearned run before leaving when she felt ill.
Senior RHP Tisha Salamino (3-5) was the hard-luck loser for Siena, allowing just 4 hits and 3 unearned runs. She struck out 4 and walked two.
Siena's second-game starter, Tara Campbell (7-12) allowed just a third-inning run and scattered 3 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 1 for the win.
Saint Peter's used three pitchers, with starter Robin Freels (3-8) getting the loss. She allowed all 4 Siena runs and 6 hits in 3.1 innings.
Siena got all four of its runs in the fourth, as the Saints got five hits and two walks in sending 10 batters to the plate. Jamie Walker
, Campbell and Chani Grant
all picked up RBI in the inning.
Campbell helped herself with a 3-for-4 game at the plate. 1B Stacey Landini was 2-for-4, with a single and run scored in the four-run fourth.
The Saint Peter's hits--all singles--were by Stacey Spell, Julie Saporito and Michelle Casares. Spell drove in Gonzales, who had walked leading off the third.