The Sacred Heart Softball team split in the first day of the Rebel Games. In the opening game, Nicole Sidor (West Vancouver, BC) stuck out 10 as the Pioneers fell 2-1 to LaSalle. The team rebounded in the second game of the day, taking down South Dakota 12-5.
Sidor went 2-for-4 at the plate Sunday morning and pitched six innings giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out 10. She doubled and singled in the game, and scored the Pioneers' only run in the first innings.
Freshman Adrianna Mallory got the start in the second game. After the rookie pitched two innings and gave up five runs in the first, junior Taylor Lane (Lisbon, Conn.) came in to toss five scoreless innings. Lane only gave up one hit and struck out four.
"She pitched great," said Co-Head Coach Elizabeth Luckie. "Came in in the third and just shut them down."
The Pioneers turned on the heat at the plate against South Dakota. Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) had a major three-run homerun in the third inning. She went 2-3 in the game, scoring four runs. Sidor and Kacie Wentworth (Canton, N.Y.) both knocked in two runs for the Pioneers, while Justine Sibthorp (Santa Clarita, Calif.) picked up one RBI.
Sacred Heart continues their play in the Rebel Games tomorrow, playing Tennessee-Martin at 9:00 a.m. and Penn at 11:00 a.m.