March 24, 2013

Pioneers Fall to Huskies in Extra Innings

Fairfield, Conn. (March 24, 2013)—The Sacred Heart Softball Team fell in extra innings 1-0 to the University of Connecticut Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park. Nicole Sidor (West Vancouver, BC) pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on six hits while striking out nine batters.

Pioneers had two opportunities in to score a runner in the third and fourth innings, but were unable to put a run on the board.

Sidor's skillful pitches held the Huskies to just one hit through the first four innings.

The teams played comparable games as they both headed into the seventh inning with two hits, one error and no runs. UConn couldn't make anything happen in the top of the inning

Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) led off the bottom on the seventh inning with a double before advancing to third on Kacie Wentworth's (Canton, N.Y.) sacrifice bunt. With one down, Nicki Surkes (Brightwaters, N.Y.) bunted for the suicide squeeze, but UConn catcher Jacklyn Dubois tagged Nadler out at home rendering the Pioneers scoreless.

In the top of the eighth with two outs, UConn's Maddy Schiappa reached on a single to right field and promptly stole second base. The next batter, Emily O'Donnell, got a hold of one for a double knocking in the only run of the game.

Jen Robillard and Sidor reached in the bottom of the innings, but never crossed the plate as the team fell 1-0.

Sacred Heart is back in action Tuesday when they host Dartmouth in a doubleheader beginning at