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Softball Drops Season-Opening Doubleheader Against St. John Fisher And St. Joesph's (Me.)

Softball Drops Season-Opening Doubleheader Against St. John Fisher And St. Joesph's (Me.)


Game One Score: St. John Fisher 5, Emerson 0 

Game Two Score: St. Joesph's (Me.) 3, Emerson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (0-2); St. John Fisher Cardinals (2-0); St. Joseph's (Me.) Monks (1-1)

Location: Kissimmee, Fl. (Wide World of Sports Complex)

Date: March 5, 2017 

The Lead: The Emerson softball team kicked off its 2017 campaign with a pair of losses at the hands of St. John Fisher and St. Joseph's (Me.) on Sunday, March 5 at the Wide World of Sports. In the first game, Emerson was shutout, 5-0, by the Cardinals. The Lions then suffered a 3-1 setback in its afternoon contest against the Monks. 


GAME ONE - St. John Fisher 5, Emerson 0 


  • Junior Jacqueline DeFusco (East Greenwich, R.I.) led the Emerson offense going 2-for-3 with two singles. 
  • Katie Mazierski batted a perfect 4-for-4 for St. John Fisher with two runs scores, one double, one stolen base one RBI, while Genevieve Paeglow went 3-for-3 with an RBI, stole one base and scored a run. 
  • Freshman Keely Marquez (La Verne, Calif.) took the loss for the Lions, giving up four runs on 11 hits and struck out one through 25 batters faced in 5.0 innings pitched.
  • Freshman Erin Nolan (Hunterdon, N.J.) pitched one inning of relief and gave up two hits and allowed one run to cross. 
  • Monica Moses earned the shutout win for St. John Fisher and gave up three hits and punched out 10 batters through 21 batters, while Allison Liberty gave up two hits in one inning of relief. 
  • St. John Fisher out Emerson, 13-5, as the Cardinals left six runners on the bags while the Lions left four. 


  • Mazierski was able to plate the game's first run after Sarah Kubiak batted an RBI single into right field to give the Cardinals an 1-0 lead in the home half of the opening inning. 
  • St. John Fisher was able to tack on its second run in the bottom of the second when Kristina Balsano hit an RBI infield single to second and allowed Paeglow to cross home. 
  • The Cardinals continued to balloon its lead over the Lions and added two more runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth on a Karlie Neale ground ball to third and Paeglow single into center.
  • In the bottom of the six, St. John Fisher drove in its fifth and final run as Mazierski sent an RBI single into right field. 
  • Emerson sparked some life in its half of the seventh frame as sophomore Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) started off the inning with a single into center and advanced to second on a single by freshman Micaela Dix (White House Station, N.J.). 
  • With one out and runners on first and second for Emerson, St. John Fisher was able to escape the inning on a double play and grab the shutout 5-0 win. 



GAME TWO - St. Joseph's (Me.) 3, Emerson 1 



  • DeFusco, Dix and sophomore Kodie Cash (Big Bear City, Calif.) went for a combined 3-for-9 with one double by Cash. 
  • Leonardos drove in an RBI with classmate Alena Jones (Woodinville, Wash.) crossing home for one run. 
  • Kristal Smith led St. Joseph's in the batter's box, going 2-for-2 with a double and scored one run while Maizie Lee and Madisyn Charest tallied a combined two RBIs and one double 
  • Cash was tagged with the loss and gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits through six innings with four walks and three strikeouts. 
  • Junior Casey Tsamis (Colchester, Conn.) gave up one hit in one relief inning. 
  • Smith also led the Monks on the mound with a complete seven innings pitched and gave up just one run on three hits with a pair of walks and struck out six. 
  • St. Joseph's held the 6-3 hit advantage over Emerson, while the Lions left six runners on base and the Monks left a pair on the bags. 



  • St. Joesph's put two runs on the board in the top of the second inning to give the Monks an early 2-0 lead. 
  • The Monks tallied its first run on a passed ball that was followed by Sam Silva plating on an RBI double from Charest. 
  • In the top of the sixth, Lee drove in the third St. Joseph's run on a ground ball to second that put runners on second and third with two outs, but Emerson escaped further damage and escaped the inning on a ground ball to third. 
  • Emerson crossed home for its first run in the bottom of the seventh to cut St. Joseph's lead to a pair at 3-1. 
  • With Jones on third after a passed ball and two outs, Leonardos batted an RBI ground ball to first that allowed Jones to score. 
  • The Lions were unable to plate any more runs as a fielder's choice at second closed out the 3-1 loss. 



  • Emerson continues action tomorrow, March 6 with a doubleheader against Simmons at 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. 
  • St. Joseph's (Me.) also returns to the field tomorrow for a doubleheader against No. 12 WPI at 11:00 a.m. and Thiel College at 3:30 p.m. 
  • St. John Fisher takes on No. 12 WPI and Thiel College tomorrow will face Thiel at 1:15 p.m. and WPI at 3:30 p.m.