Strange Wednesday in the MAAC.
Canisius suffered a very disturbing loss in game one of their doubleheader at Charleston Southern. The Griffs were mercy ruled 13-0; the Bucs had entered the game with a 6-31 record, and Canisius saw themselves shutout by a pitcher with a 2-22 record. At that point, Canisius had been outscored 31-0 in three games in the city of Charleston, dropping two games the previous night to the College of Charleston. These weren't great teams they were up against. The Griffs did recover in their second game on Wednesday, beating Charleston Southern 12-2 presumably after a "pep talk" from their coach. Meghan Cuda hit her fifth triple of the season and drove home six runs in the game. But the Griffs at this point don't look like a team that wants to make a championship run. They open MAAC play Saturday at Rider.
The Iona Gaels played a pair of games at Hartford Wednesday, losing game one 6-4. Then they got into an odd shootout with the Hawks, losing 12-11 in eight innings. In that game the Gaels pounded out 15 hits, and had a 10-5 lead, but could not hold it. Encouraging to Iona however is that freshman Sarah Schutz proved that her great play from this past weekend was no fluke. Sarah hit two home runs in the doubleheader, and was credited with six RBIs. That's three homers and 11 RBIs in her last three games! In game two, Jodi Petersen was 3 for 6 with a triple and four RBIs. Bri Schauer drove home three runs, and Brianna King was 4 for 4.Carly Argyle didn't pitch badly, but was saddled with both losses after coming in as a reliever in both games.
Elsewhere, Rider lost at Lehigh 6-3. Dana Sensi hit her fourth homer of the season for the Broncs. The second game was canceled. St. Peter's was swept at Wagner; Fran D'Amato hit a home run in the losing effort. Siena was going to play at crosstown rival Albany Wednesday, but it was only 30 in the Capital District, so they'll play a single game on Thursday instead.