Saturday, April 21, 2012

Golden Griffins Sweep Peahens

Michelle DelPrince's grand slam was the difference in game one

Canisius 5
St. Peter's 3

Canisius 11
St. Peter's 2 (5)

Game One Box
Game Two Box

The Canisius Golden Griffins began their first MAAC road trip with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Peter's Peahens Friday in Jersey City, NJ.

Katie Medina returned to the lineup for Canisius after missing three weeks with injury and wasted no time in getting the Golden Griffins' first hit, in the second inning of game one. Katie's pinch runner Kalie Michalski scored on Stephanie Pfentner's two out single to give Canisius a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second inning, St. Peter's took their only lead of the day. Nicole Olmedo led off by singling; she scored thanks to Chelsea Crews' hit and an error by left fielder Michelle DelPrince. An RBI single by Michelle Tinajero gave the Peahens a 2-1 lead. Canisius, however, would come back with a big fourth inning. After the Griffs opened the frame with three consecutive singles, freshman Michelle DelPrince smashed a pitch over the center field fence for her first career home run---a grand slam that gave her team a 5-2 lead. Canisius starter Jen Consaul then shutdown the Peahens until the bottom of the seventh inning. Francesca D'Amto led off with a double, and was eventually sent home by Shelby Colgan, but it was not enough to overcome the Canisius lead. Jen Consaul improved her MAAC record to 3-1. Lauryn Chris was 3 for 3 in the game; Nicole Olmedo hit 2 for 3 for the Peahens.

Game two was all Canisius, who jumped to a 2-0 first inning lead, and never looked back. Canisius pounded out 12 hits this run rule game. Val Nappo hit her first career home run and drove home four runs. Lauren Falzone was 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs. Redshirt freshman Marissa Miller recorded her first career hit and RBI. Canisius starter Caroline Main struck out nine Peahens; the two runs she allowed were unearned due to a dropped fly by.

Canisius is 5-3 and will play at Manhattan Saturday. St. Peter's dropped to 1-7, and will host Fairfield.

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