Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lady Spartans Sweep Softball Double-Header

By Erin McCarthy

 The Lady Spartans softball team swept Dowling College with two wins on April 14. To start the game for STAC, Samantha McDonald, the first batter, hit a single to right field. This was a great start to the beginning of the game. After the first inning the score was 0-0. Continuing into the top of the third inning, it was still a scoreless game.   

Then in the third inning McDonald hit a single to left field, scoring the team’s first RBI of the day. The score was now 1-0 and the Lady Spartans had the lead. Brittany Malloy then hit a single to right field and the Lady’s scored again. This was just the beginning of a very successful first game that day for the St. Thomas Aquinas softball team, which won 7-1.

In total for the first game, Samantha McDonald went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI. Erin McCarthy went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI also.  Julie Sosnicki earned the win on the mound with 5 strikeouts while going 2-for-1 with 2 RBI.

In the second game of the day, Brittany Mangan's RBI sacrifice fly scored McCarthy to tie the game at 1-up in the top of the fifth inning. Next, Colleen Pagnani walked to lead off the 6th and McDonald homered in the next at bat to give STAC a 3-2 lead. McCarthy added an RBI single to advance the lead. Pitcher Brittany Malloy finished the game with a 4-3 win over Dowling College.

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