Softball Sweeps Day 5 of The Spring Games, 2-1, 9-3

Photo Courtesy of Deb Ryan
Photo Courtesy of Deb Ryan

MINNEOLA, Fla. - The Husson University softball team picked up two victories on Day 5 of The Spring Games. The Eagles battled St. Scholastica to a close 2-1 victory in their first contest, before cruising to a 9-3 win over Becker in game two.

GAME ONE: Husson 2, St. Scholastica 1

The Eagles jumped on the board in the bottom of the first inning as Chloe Gorey reached on base thanks to a walk and was able to score when starting pitcher Jen Jones hit a single up the middle. 

The Saints tied the game in the top of the third inning when Autumn Siers singled to right-center field to score Hannah Thul. St. Scholastica threatened to score more in the inning as they had runners on second and third but Jones got Toni Bishop to strike out looking. The Eagles would score what ended up being the final run of the game in the bottom half of the inning as Morgan Coleman drove a single to left field and Gorey scored her second run of the game and gave the Eagles a 2-1 victory.

IN THE CIRCLE

  • Jones (W, 2-3) pitched a five-hitter as she allowed one run as well as a walk and struck out ten.

  • For the Saints, Haley Rosenthal (L, 3-4) gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out four batters and three walks. 

OFF THE BAT

  • Jones and Coleman each had an RBI-single.

  • Nicole Anders had two hits for the Saints. 

  • Gorey scored both runs for the Eagles.

  • Siers drove in a run for St. Scholastica.  

GAME TWO: Husson 9, Becker 3

Becker struck first when Cassidy Pigott singled to right center and advanced to second on a walk dished to Kyra Teixiera. The Eagles were able to punch out Tristan Santiago on a ground out to second, but not before Pigott crossed the plate to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Hawks would extend lead to three in the bottom of the fourth as Santiago crushed a two-run home run to right-center field. 

Husson's bats came alive in the top of the fifth inning, recording four runs on five hits. Katie Windsor started off the inning sending a single through the right side, and advanced to second on a successful bunt attempt from Whitney Bess. Windsor would score on a Hawks error before Chloe Gorey ripped an RBI single to right field to cut the deficit to one. Caitlin Bean batted in two runs on a long single to center as the Eagles would take their first lead of the afternoon, 4-3. 

The top of the sixth inning saw the Green and Gold tack on two more runs as Bess opened the inning with a single through the left side, and would eventually score on a wild pitch With one on base, Tamara Aunchman launched a single down the left field line, scoring Brochu in the process. Sydney Ames would record a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the sixth as she recorded three strikeouts to preserve the Eagles 6-3 advantage.

Heading into the final frame, Husson's 6-3 lead grew by 3, as Ames would cross the plate on a Becker error, and a single to right center from Gorey brought Windsor home. Bess would score the final run of the day for the Eagles, crossing the plate when Gosselin sent a single through the left side as the Green and Gold would claim a 9-3 victory over Becker. 

IN THE CIRCLE: 

  • Alyssa Prest pitched the first three innings for the Eagles, allowing two runs on four hits and recording one strikeout.

  • Ames would relieve Prest to face the next 11 batters, giving up one run on one hit and recording four strikeouts. 

  • Jen Jones (W, 3-3) was credited with the victory for the Eagles, pitching the final inning of action and allowing one hit.

  • Ashley Veillette took the loss in the circle for the Hawks, allowing nine runs (four earned) on 14 hits and striking out three.

OFF THE BAT:

  • Gorey and Bean each went 2-for-4 recording two RBI's a piece. 

  • Pigott recorded two hits in three at-bats, scoring two runs for the Hawks.

  • Bess scored three runs on two hits while driving in a run.

  • Santiago launched a two-run homerun in the loss, while picking up three RBI's.

UP NEXT!

The Eagles will face off against Alverno and Heidelberg in their final doubleheader of the 2020 Spring Games, tomorrow, March 13th. First pitch against Alverno is slated for 4:15 pm, and action versus Heidelberg will commence at 6:15 pm.