May 4, 2013

Pioneers Split with Saint Francis

Loretto, Penn. (May 4, 2013)—Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) went 4-for-8 at the plate Saturday afternoon driving in and scoring two runs as the Sacred Heart Softball team split with Saint Francis U in Loretto, Penn. The Pioneers took game one 10-3 before falling 4-2 in the latter game of the doubleheader. SHU is now 24-28 on the season and 5-13 against Northeast Conference opponents heading into their final competition of the season: Sunday's doubleheader against Robert Morris in Moon Township, Penn.

Nadler, who was 3-for-5 in the first game, and Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.) combined for five of the Pioneers' six RBI in the first game. Sacred Heart put three unearned runs on the board in the second inning due to Melissa Tobin (Hudson, Mass.) and Jade Bowins (Frederick, Md.) reaching on errors by the Red Flash's second and first basemen.

SFU got on the board in the third inning when Davina Kachnovitz came around to score after her leadoff double, but Sacred Heart answered with six runs in the fourth. All of the first six Pioneers came around to score in the inning. After Tobin scored on a Red Flash error, Dreher slapped a bases-clearing double to right-centerfield.

Sacred Heart tacked on one more in the top of the seventh, while Saint Francis U nabbed one unearned run in the fifth and seventh.

Tobin was 3-for-5 in the game and crossed the plate three times. Jenn Robillard (Plainville, Mass.) went 2-for-4 with two singles in the first and second innings, and scored one run in the game.

Adrianna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) collected the win tossing a complete game allowing one earned run on 10 hits. The rookie struck out four batters and only walked one.

Kacie Wentworth (Canton. N.Y.) got the loss in game two after pitching just 1.2 innings. The sophomore allowed one earned run in the first inning, and three unearned in the second. Junior Taylor Lane (Lisbon, Conn.) came in and shut the Red Flash down for the remainder of the game. Over 4.1 innings, she faced 13 batters, giving up just one hit while striking out two.

Senior Nicole Sidor (West Vancouver, B.C.) sent her 21st career homerun to leftfield in the third inning for Scared Heart's only two runs in the game.