Thursday, March 15, 2012
Saints Move Into Second Place With Sweep
The Siena Saints swept a doubleheader over Coppin State in Baltimore, MD Wednesday and evened their record at 5-5.
Siena struck for 20 hits in the doubleheader and never trailed in either of the games. The Saints opened the scoring in game one on a first inning sacrifice fly RBI off the bat of Jessika-Jo Sandrini which scored Mandy Ferro, who had led off with a double. The Saints broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fourth inning after the deadly combination of Jessika-Jo and Shannon Jones led off by both tripling. Shannon scored as a result of a sacrifice fly by Meg Volz. The Saints added runs in the final two innings on singles by Nastasha Powlowsky and Mandy Ferro for a 5-3 final score. Mandy Ferro was 3 for 4 in the game; Samantha Ray 2 for 3. Amanda Filippazzo picked up the win, allowing only two earned runs.
Siena jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second game of the day. A Shannon Jones double scored Jessika-Jo Sandrini, who had walked, in the first inning to open the scoring. The Saints scored four more runs in the third; another Shannon Jones double scored two runs. A Meg Volz double scored another. And yet another double, this time off the bat of Abby Carpenter, got another run home. Coppin State did score four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to make it a game, but the Saints shut that door quickly by scoring three more in the top of the fourth inning. Jessika-Jo Sandrini, Shannon Jones and Meg Volz all drove home runs. Abby Carpenter's sixth inning homer put icing on the cake of a 9-4 win. Freshman Abby was 3 for 4 in this game with a pair of RBIs; Shannon Jones was also 3 for 4 and drove home four. Jessika-Jo Sandrini picked up the win and struck out ten batters. Lyndsey McKeever made an appearance after fracturing her jaw earlier in the season.
The Saints will stay in Baltimore for a split doubleheader Thursday against UMBC and St. Francis.