Pioneers Sweep Pair Over Siena On Thursday Afternoon

Pioneers Sweep Pair Over Siena On Thursday Afternoon

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— The Sacred Heart softball team took both games of the doubleheader against Siena College on Thursday at Pioneer Park. The Pioneers (28-18) downed the Saints (13-21) 4-1 to start the day and then battled back with a pair of runs in the fourth to take game two, 2-1.

Game One – SHU 4, Siena 1 

The Scoring… 

Bottom of the 1st inning… Fallon Bevino kicked off the scoring by lacing a single to center field to score Hailey Desrosiers. Lauren Delgadillo followed up with a hit of her own to center field scoring Bevino to bring the lead to 2-0. 

Bottom of the 2nd inning… Stephanie Mangiameli came up with two runners on and lined a single to right field scoring Kira Ferraiolo for the 3-0 lead.

Bottom of the 4th inning… SHU took advantage of three wild pitches in the fourth with Dani Warnken scoring from third with two outs for the 4-0 cushion.

Top of the 7th inning… The Saints got one run in the seventh as Isabelle DeChiaro came home to score on an errant throw for the final 4-1.

The Numbers….

  • Colleen Walsh pitched seven complete innings, allowing just one hit in the top of the seventh.
  • SHU outhit Siena 6-1 in game one, with Desrosiers recording two hits from the leadoff spot. 

Game Two – SHU 2, Siena 1

Top of the 1st inning… The Saints jumped out to the early lead on a Madysen Cossack double to right field.  

Bottom of the 4th inning… Bevino leadoff the inning by roping the 2-2 offering over the center field. Later in the inning, Caroline Kruger singled to right to score Delgadillo from second base for the 2-1 lead.

The Numbers…

  • Shyanne Fennell recorded the complete game, scattering six hits while striking out two.
  • Bevino ripped her fifth home run of the season, giving her 19 RBI for the second straight season.
  • Delgadillo and Desrosiers recorded four out of the Pioneers seven hits in game two.

Noteworthy…

  • SHU improved to 10-3 at Pioneer Park on the year, the first 10-win season at home since 2011.
  • Desrosiers finished with back-to-back two-hit games for a team-leading 14th multi-hit showing of the season.
  • The rookie duo of Fennell and Walsh both logged their first career complete games in the doubleheader sweep.

Up Next…

The Pioneers welcome Saint Francis U for the final doubleheader of the regular season at Pioneer Park on Saturday, April 28. SHU will honor the class of 2018 prior to game one.