Saturday, May 14, 2011
Championship Saturday Notes
A couple points I wanted to bring up that may be lost in the excitement.
The 7th inning at bats by Iona's Melanie Gettins and Chelsea Sheehan were epic. They both came up with one out, and with two strikes against fouled off pitch after pitch after pitch. They both ended up reaching base after many pitches. An inch the other way, and it could have been a 1-2-3 inning. Chelsea Sheehan has been the hottest hitter in the MAAC as of late.
And let's hear it for Fairfield freshman pitcher Rebecca Trott. She was magnificient---throwing 10 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout ball. She had the Gaels befuddled, and seemed destined for a story book ending. But she was relieved in game two holding the lead. Tough loss for the Stags, but looks like they found their pitcher of the future.
With the sweep, Iona became only the second MAAC team to emerge victorious out of the losers bracket. Canisius had been the only team to have done that, accomplishing the feat three times.