Softball Drops Rivier In Doubleheader
BOSTON, Mass. – With Brittany Rochford swinging a .600 stick on the day and three addition Lions hitting .571 the Emerson Softball team snagged another GNAC sweep over Rivier Sunday afternoon taking 10-2 (6) and 4-3 wins from the Raiders. Kelsey Tuthill and Alexandra Magistro took wins on the day to move to 12-2 and 11-3 respectively on the year while the Lions improve to 24-7 and 18-2 in conference play.
Game one sent Kelsey Tuthill to the circle where she threw three shutout innings while the Lions took to the scoreboard first, posting a run in the first and third with Tuthill and Alexandra Magistro both hitting RBI singles before Rivier answered in the fourth with a run of their own to make it 2-1.
The Lions settled in to rip it open in fifth inning though as the hit parade was on with six Emerson hits as EC batted around the order with highlights coming in Kelsey Tuthill's two-RBI double down the left field line as well as RBI hits from Alexandra Magistro, Lauren Jacaruso and Brittany Rochford slapped six more runs on the board as Emerson got a bit buckwild on offense. A solo shot from the Raiders didn't rattle the Lions at all as they answered with two more runs with a Kendal Peiguss RBI single to center and a RBI single to left center from Alicia Daniele kicking the run rule into effect to close out the win.
Round two sent the sophomore sensation Alexandra Magistro to the circle where the Raiders lay in wait to fire up a bit more of an effort. The Lions still struck first in the game though which made the difference as Brittany Rochford tore the cover off the ball to open the first with a double only to have teammate Bianca Buono do just a smidge better with her swing, launching a two run shot to left field for a quick 2-0 lead.
Rivier snaked one back in the third with an RBI double from Christine Roy, but the Lions had a little more talking to do with Alexndra Magistro helping her cause with an RBI single before Alicia Daniele took the first pitch she saw in her at bat and sent it on a vacation over the left field wall to make it 4-1 Emerson.
The Raider offense started chirping a bit to make a game of it in the sixth with five hits being sent into the scorebook, but Kelsey Tuthill coming in for relief for Magistro proved she wanted another stat added to her line as well, collecting a save as well on the day to preserve a 4-3 win.
Next up the Lions hit the turf again traveling to the Fens to face Emmanuel tomorrow afternoon with a noontime start to their doubleheader in Boston.