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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rider Swept In Openers; Canisius Throws Two Shutouts

The Rider Broncs got out of the gym and onto a field for the first time in 2010 and it showed as they were shutout twice at the Elon Invitational Saturday.

The Broncs lost their first game to Georgetown of the Big East 8-0 in 5 innings. Rachaele Matreale took the loss. In the Broncs' second game of the day, they were overpowered by host Elon 11-0 and were no hit in 5 innings. Rider Head Coach Tricia Carroll didn't want to make excuses:
"We can make excuses, that we haven't been outside or that we had new players on the field but it comes down to playing the game and competing all of the time," Carroll said. "I don't want us to get into the habit of making excuses and being satisfied. I expect more leadership out of my upperclassmen, emotionally, mentally and physically and that is an area that we can do better. We are talented enough to compete better than we showed today."
Rider will face the same 2 teams today in the second day of the tournament.

Canisius College was in Norfolk, VA Saturday, and posted a couple shutout victories over Norfolk St. Caroline Main was the starter in game one, and threw a one hitter in a 7-0 victory. MAAC batting leader Michelle Fridey was 2 for 2 in the game with 4 RBIs. In the second game, freshman Amanda Baun struck out 14 Spartans in a 3 hit 8-0 victory. Shortstop Katie Lancellotti hit a 3 run homer in the game as the Golden Griffins raised their record to 2-5 for the season. Canisius will stay in Virginia and play a doubleheader at Hampton today.

Canisius Catcher Michelle Fridey Leads MAAC With .444 Average

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