|Jayne Oberdorf was nearly perfect in MAAC play this weekend|
This weekend Marist improved to 7-1 in the conference with some dominating wins on their home diamond. Leading the way was junior pitcher Jayne Oberdorf, who tossed a no-hitter vs. Quinnipiac on Sunday after pitching a two-hitter vs. St. Peter's on Saturday. She allowed no runs at all. Then there's Jayne's younger sister, freshman Claire Oberdorf; she hit an astounding 8 for 11 in MAAC games this weekend. She currently leads the team, and the conference, with a .443 batting average. Not to be lost in the shuffle is senior shortstop Kyrsten Van Natta, the team's RBI leader with 30. She was 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs in the Red Foxes' 22-1 demolishment of St. Peter's, a game in which Marist exploded for nine home runs. The aforementioned Maureen Duddy ran wild again this weekend, stealing seven bases. Plus, the whole lineup is playing very well - Marist has a team batting average of .337; opposing pitchers have no escape. And they have a pitching staff that goes five deep.
Marist will host Holy Cross on Wednesday in a non conference doubleheader before hitting the road. A big test awaits them next Saturday when they play at Monmouth in what amounts to a clash for first place in the MAAC. Remember that the regular season champion wins the right to host the tournament, so this battle will have high stakes!