|Lauren Butts pitched brilliant game|
The Siena Saints won multiple tournament games for the first time in their history when the defeated the Manhattan Jaspers 4-1 Friday in Buffalo. Manhattan was eliminated in the loss.
A Sammy Smaldone RBI single gave Siena the quick 1-0 in the top of the first inning. In the bottom of the same inning, Siena starting pitcher Amanda Gatt surrendered a bases loaded walk, which resulted in a 1-1 game. She got out of that jam, but Lauren Butts entered the game to begin the bottom of the second inning, and was dominant, tossing a one-hit shutout the rest of the way. Siena took the lead in the top of the fifth inning when, after Paige Lloyd singled and Abby Carpenter doubled, freshman Paige Hess ripped a pitch over the left field fence for the 4-1 win.
Siena will now play Manhattan in the final elimination game; Manhattan was eliminated from the tournament.