Offense Steps Up As Softball Collects Sweep Of Suffolk
BOSTON, Mass. – Shannon Torosian's .571 average on the day for four hits, three runs scored and two RBIs led the way as the Emerson Softball Team collected another conference sweep over the Suffolk Rams. The Lions topped SU 3-2 and 4-1 to move to 14-10 overall and 11-1 in GNAC action.
The Lions came out to a slow start with the Rams scoring first in game one. Alicia Daniele still hot off of her one-hitter against Lasell the day before was on the mound and kept the Rams hitless until the fourth inning. With three singles and a walk, the Rams were the first on the board. The Lions did not wait long to answer back and Torosian made it on base from a fielding error to then be knocked in by Alex Magistro in the fourth.
The fifth inning was scoreless for the Rams but Lauren Jacaruso scored from a single from Torosian to put the Lions in the lead 2-1. The Ram's Julia Ludvigsen refused to lie down as she doubled to lead off the sixth inning. A single from Alicia Gonnella scored Ludvigsen to tie things up with the Lions 2-2.
The seventh inning was all the Lions needed though, as with one out Torosian singled, which brought up Alexandra Magistro who walked. Alicia Daniele had a walk off hit to center field that scored Torosian to end the game 3-2.
The second game started with the junior Alexandra Magistro in the circle for the Lions and behind her a more energized team coming off of their close game win. In the bottom of the second inning Lauren Jacaruso walked and was followed up by a double by junior outfielder Bianca Buono. Shannon Torosian stepped up to the plate and scored Jacaruso with a single to right field. Suffolk answered back with a run scored by Nikki Cignarella who was knocked in by Erin McAndrews.
The Lions ended the game with three more runs in the third, fourth, and fifth inning with RBIs from Jacaruso and Daniele. Magistro closed out the Lion's game with eight strike outs.
The Lions are now 11-1 in the GNAC conference and look forward to their next games against the Norwich Cadets Sunday in Vermont. Game one is set for noon in Northfield, VT.
Submitted by Annie Thompson, Emerson Athletics Media Relations