Sunday, March 18, 2012

MAAC Saturday

Rough Saturday for MAAC softball with only two wins. Rachael Matreale continued her fine pitching as she led Rider to a 3-1 victory over Wagner in Kissimmee, FL. Rachael pitched a two hitter with seven strikeouts. Sam Pugh and Ally Coryell had RBIs in the game. The Broncs also dropped a close on to Howard, 1-0. Kelsey Krisch and Krysti Maronski combined for a four hitter, but Rider got no offense in this one.

Iona topped Providence 8-1 in Clearwater, FL. Sarah Jackson scattered seven hits while striking out seven. Eileen McCann led the Gaels' offensive charge with a perfect 4 for 4 game, driving home three runs. Deanne Algeo had a pair of hits and one RBI. Iona lost to Dartmouth 2-1 later in the day.

Niagara struggled mightily at the plate Saturday being no hit and one hit in losses to Eastern Michigan and Dayton in Oxford, OH. Canisius saw their losing streak extended to eight games with losses to Long Island and Bryant in Clearwater. The Griffs' Lizzy Gatto was 4 for 4 against Bryant and increased her consecutive stolen base count to 30. Marist concluded their difficult Hawai'i trip with a 14-2 loss to #21 Texas Tech. All told however, it was a productive trip for the Red Foxes. St. Peter's dropped a couple of games in Kissimmee, FL, but continued to see improved offensive production. The Peahens lost to Army 5-3 in eight innings; then lost 14-7 to Green Bay in a wild game which saw them coming from behind to tie the game at 7-7. MAAC leader Fairfield dropped a close game to nationally ranked Florida St. 2-0 in Clearwater. Becca Trott allowed only five hits against the Seminoles. The Stags dropped another close on to Florida Gulf Coast, 6-4, later in the day. Kristen Filicia had a pair of hits. Manhattan lost a pair of games to Texas Tech in South Orange, NJ. Katie Bowen had three hits in the doubleheader. Siena lost to Robert Morris 3-1 in Baltimore, MD. Shannon Jones had a pair of hits in the loss.

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