Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sarah Jackson Beats Russians At European Cup

Going for a 4th championship, this time overseas!

Sarah shutout out the Tex Town Tigers (the Netherlands) Thursday 7-0, improving her record to 3-0.

Former Iona College pitcher Sarah Jackson improved her record to 2-0 at the 2012 European Cup, leading Italy to a 3-2 win over Russia today in Enschede, the Netherlands.

It was a classic Sarah Jackson performance today, but this time it took place in the uniform of the Caserta softball club, which is representing Italy at the annual European Softball Cup. Carrousel of Russia touched Sarah for two runs in the first inning, helped along with a throwing error; but she shut down the Russian attack after that, ending the game with six shutout innings. Caserta chipped away at the lead, scoring once in the second and fourth innings. A seventh inning, two out single by Bianca Novelli brought home the winner, with Sarah closing the door in the bottom of the same frame. For the game, Sarah finished with eight strikeouts; walking only one batter in a five hit effort.

The playoffs begin Thursday, culminating in the championship game Saturday.


Coach Ausanio said...

Great job Sarah !!

WNY Softball said...

Sarah is pitching as I write this against the Haarlem Sparks, a very good Dutch team as they head into the final seedings for the Saturday championship.

WNY Softball said...

Sarah struck out 9 in beating the Sparks 2-1. Championship game will be Saturday.