Thursday, March 28, 2013

Saints End Western Swing With A Win

Jessika-Jo Sandrini leads the nation in doubles per game

The Siena Saints concluded their western road trip with a hard fought 5-4 win over UTEP Wednesday in El Paso, TX. The Saints jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead in this game, and never trailed. Shannon Jones started the attack with an RBI double, followed by RBIs off the bats of Jessika-Jo Sandrini and Meg Volz. Siena added two more runs in the third inning with help from a UTEP error and J-J's second RBI of the game. Jessika-Jo hit another double in this game, and is number one in the country in doubles per game. She also got the circle win for the Saints, pitching a complete game. Melanie Kalesse and Stephanie Viggiano had a pair of hits each in this game.

The Saints had a very productive trip, playing against good competition on enemy fields far from home, and competed well. They showed that their offense is still explosive, even against very good pitching, and appear to be toughened up for conference play. Siena will have some time off before meeting cross town rival Albany next week in preparation for their MAAC opener.


Anonymous said...

Good hitting does not make up for bad pitching and fielding

WNY Softball said...

Siena had good pitching last MAAC season, and I'm sure they're hoping for a return to that. If it continues as it is, they will have major problems against Fairfield and Canisius, and Marist as well. Jessika-Jo Sandrini doesn't seem to be on her game in the circle. Now, I noticed that she did not pitch all that much early in the season, so maybe there is a physical problem? I don't know.

Anonymous said...

The fielding behind the pitchers is not helping . If they want to make the playoffs they have to stop all the errors.