Despite Solid Pitching Pioneer Softball Shutout by Mount St. Mary's
EMMITSBURG, MD (April 5, 2014)—The Sacred Heart softball team got shutout by Mount St. Mary's in both games of Saturday's doubleheader. The losses drop the Pioneers to 9-13 this season and they remain winless in Northeast Conference play, 0-4.
Jamie Carlson (Corona, Calif.) got the loss in the first games as the Pioneers couldn't get a hit off of Mount's senior Nicole Pagano. The rookie pitcher made a valiant effort holding the Mountaineers scoreless through five innings before allowing two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Along the way, she struck out seven batters and only allowed Mount St. Mary's three hits.
Pagano took the circle in the second game and again held the Pioneers scoreless through seven innings. Sacred Heart threatened in the second, fifth and sixth innings with runners in scoring position, but weren't able to knock in a run leaving eight runners on base.
Adrianna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) pitched well through seven innings of work. After holding the Mountaineers scoreless through six innings, the sophomore allowed a lead-off double to Lindsey Ruhle in the seventh. Two batters later, Alyssa Silipino hit the game-winning single. Mallory allowed just the one run and seven hits while striking out two batters.
The Pioneers are back in action Wednesday, April 9 for a single game with cross-town rival Fairfield University beginning at 3:30 p.m.