Monday, April 22, 2013

Niagara Gets Back In Race With Sweep Of St. Peter's

Alexis Wayne is hitting .441 in conference games
Niagara 5
St. Peter's 0

Niagara 10
St. Peter's 2 (6)

The Niagara Purple Eagles evened their conference record at 6-6 with a sweep of the St. Peter's Peacocks Monday in Lewiston, NY.

The MAAC's hottest pitcher, Jen Sansano, got the start for Niagara in game one fresh off her no hitter of yesterday, and continued her circle dominance. Jen struck out 13 in the game, scattering seven hits and walking only one. The 5-0 win was her third consecutive MAAC shutout. The Purple Eagles scored all of their runs in the bottom of the second inning, thanks to three doubles. Brittany Richberg drove home two runs; Katie Gruarin drove home one; then Alexis Wayne drove home another two. Erica Colon took the loss for St. Peter's; she was relieved by Shelby Beaver, who threw four shutout innings. Brittany Richberg was 3 for 4 for Niagara; Nicole Olmedo was 2 for 3 for the Peacocks.

Nicole Olmedo put St. Peter's ahead with a solo home run in the top of the first inning in game two, but it was all Niagara after that. The Purple Eagle scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. A bases loaded walk to Katie Gruarin was followed by Becky Zill's two run double tp put Niagara in front for good. In the fourth inning, a two run single by Gabby Lustrinelli gave Niagara a 5-1 lead. After Fran D'Amato's RBI single in the top of the fifth inning cut Niagara's lead to 5-2; the Purple Eagles went up 7-2 in the bottom of the same inning thanks to RBIs by Brittany Richberg and Alexis Wayne. The game ended early in the bottom of the sixth inning with two more doubles; Desarae's Maldonado's scored one run, then Amanda Werth's scored two for the 10-2 run rule win. Kim Bryson earned her second consecutive win while striking out seven; Tori Feorenzo took the loss.

Niagara improved to 6-6, and are back in the tournament hunt. They will play their remaining games on the road. St. Peter's fell to 1-9.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see how this team has turned it around!