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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saints Jump Into First With Sweep Of St. Peter's

Home run and 4 RBIs for Shannon Jones in game one
Siena 7
St. Peter's 3

Siena 9
St. Peter's 5

The Siena Saints found themselves at the top of the heap after sweeping St. Peter's Saturday in Jersey City, NJ.

Long RBI sacrifice flies by Siena's big hitters, Shannon Jones and Jessika-Jo Sandrini, in the top of the first inning in game one gave the Saints the quick 2-0 lead. The spunky Peacocks would fight back to take a 3-2 lead after four innings, thanks to an RBI single by Amber Velasquez and a two run single by Stephanie Gilronan. This seemed to wake up the Saints, who would retake the lead in the top of the fifth inning when Paige Lloyd doubled home two runs to put Siena on top 4-3. The Saints refused to allow the Peacocks back in the game when Shannon Jones, feeling under the weather this weekend, smashed a three run homer in the top of the seventh. Jessika-Jo Sandrini picked up the win; Shelby Beaver suffered the loss.

Siena again jumped to a first inning lead in game two, this time with four runs. Jessika-Jo Sandrini got things going with an RBI single; Abby Carpenter then cleared the bases for three RBIs with a double down the right field line. But again, St. Peter's scratched their way back, tying the game at 4-4, first striking with Sierra Parker's RBI single in the first; then scoring three times in the second inning with two more RBIs off the bat of Stephanie Gilronan and an unearned run scored by Taylor Corretjer. Siena, however, would take the lead for good in the top of the third inning when Abby Carpenter drove home her fourth run of the game with a single. The Saints would go on to score two runs in each of the game's final two innings. RBIs by Alyssa Lancaster and Paige Lloyd in the sixth; and a two run single by Meg Volz in the seventh gave them the 9-5 win. Jessika-Jo Sandrini picked up another win, improving her record to 10-6. Erica Colon took the loss. Jessika-Jo also had three hits in the game.

Siena improved to 7-3, and will be at Manhattan Sunday for a big test. St. Peter's dropped to 1-11, and will host Marist Sunday.

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