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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gaels Open Season With Pair Of Losses


The Iona Gaels opened their 2010 season today at the Sunshine State Classic in Tallahassee, FL with losses at the hands of host Florida State and Mercer.

In the first game, Mercer scored 3 runs on Iona starter Alyssa Maiese in the second inning to set the tone, then a run in the third and 4 in the fifth sealed the run rule shortened game and gave Mercer the 8-0 (5) victory. The Gaels had 3 hits in the game, one each by Amy Metcalfe, Jodi Petersen, and Beth Kann.

In the second game, the Gaels fell to #19 Florida State 9-1 in 6 innings. Sarah Jackson started the game for Iona, but gave up 7 runs in 4 innings, 5 of them earned. Iona did have 5 hits, with freshman Marisa Newman driving in the Gaels' only run with a double.

The Gaels return to action in Tallahassee sunday with a game against Bowling Green.



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