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Softball Blanked By Staten Island College And Thiel College

Softball Blanked By Staten Island College And Thiel College

THE BASICS 

Game One Score: Staten Island 7, Emerson 0

Game Two Score: Thiel 9, Emerson 0 (6 innings) 

Records: Emerson Lions (1-7); Staten Island Dolphins (2-1); Thiel Tomcats (3-4)

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

The Lead: The Emerson softball team had their bats silenced in doubleheader play on Thursday afternoon against the Staten Island Dolphins and Thiel Tomcats. Emerson fell 7-0 to the Dolphins to start off the day and dropped a 9-0 setback to the Tomcats in the second game.

 

Game One Score: Staten Island 7, Emerson 0

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • Junior Jacqueline DeFusco (East Greenwich, R.I.): 2 for 3 (1 double) led Emerson at the plate and finished 2-for-3 with a double. 
  • Patricia Riches finished 3-for-4 for Staten Island and went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, two RBIs, two singles and a double.
  • Antionette Galbo followed going 1-for-3 in the batter's box as she crossed two runs home to match a double and two RBI. 
  • Starting on the mound for Emerson was sophomore Kodie Cash (Big Bear City, Calif.), who fell to 1-2 as she surrendered seven runs (five earned) on four hits and walked three batters through three innings. 
  • Freshman Erin Nolan (Hunterdon, N.J.) rounded out the final three innings of relief and gave up zero runs on three hits. 
  • Alison Meagher silenced Emerson through seven innings and allowed zero runs on five hits to match four walks and five strikeouts. 
  • Emerson was out hit, 7-5, by Staten Island, while the Lions left nine runners on the bases and the Dolphins stranded 10. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Both Emerson and Staten Island put up zeros through the first two innings before the Dolphins stretched its seven runs through the third and fourth frames. 
  • Within the third, Galbo drove in Staten Island's first run on a RBI double into left before she plated on a fielder's choice that gave the Dolphins an early 2-0 edge. 
  • The Dolphins put the game away within the bottom of the fifth inning and tacked on an additional five runs to earn the comfortable 7-0 cushion. 
  • The inning began with a bases loaded walk to Galbo and was followed by a Riches two-run RBI double belted into left to get the score to 5-0. 
  • Defensive mishaps by Emerson allowed Staten Island to cross its final pair of runs to hand the Lions the 7-0 setback.

 

 Game Two Score: Thiel 9, Emerson 0

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • DeFusco and senior Shelby Carney (North Reading, Mass.) went for a combined 2-for-3 at the plate for Emerson with a double from DeFusco. 
  • Nolan dropped to 0-2 after she surrendered six runs (five earned) on nine hits and recorded a walk and strikeout through five innings pitched, while Kelsey Gillham pitched one relief inning and allowed three runs (one earned) on one hit with two walks. 
  • Caitlyn Carney powered out a trio of RBIs and finished 1-for-3 at the plate and Miranda Reesman went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Thiel.
  • Vanessa Falce, Leah Woytek and Madison Fullmer went for a combined 6-for-9 with two doubles, four runs scored and two RBIs. 
  • Mackenzie Gullette (2-1) pitched a scoreless six innings for the Tomcats with a pair of hits and one strikeout.
  • Emerson was outhit by Thiel, 10-2, as the Lions left three runners on base and the Tomcats stranded seven. 

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Within the first three frames, Thiel tagged Nolan with five runs to give them an early 5-0 advantage over Emerson. 
  • A four-hit first inning allowed two Tomcats runs to plate and was highlighted by Carney's two RBI single that found its way into left field to put them up 2-0. 
  • An error by the catcher crossed the third Thiel run in the second frame before Reesman belted a pair of runs in on a double into the left center gap followed by an RBI single by Fullman.
  • Nolan and Gullete kept held both teams scoreless up until the sixth innings when Thiel collected three more runs to make the score 9-0 in their favor. 
  • Thiel welcome Gillham to the game with their first run of the inning coming on an error by the catcher before a sacrifice fly to center and a ground out to the shortstop plated the final two runs. 
  • Carney registered a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth to give Emerson some life, but a ground ball to the third baseman concluded the 9-0 loss.

 

UP NEXT 

  • Emerson will take on Franklin College and Staten Island on Saturday, March 11 at 1:15 p.m.
  • Staten Island returns to the diamond on Saturday, March 11 to take one Rochester College and Emerson beginning at 1:15 p.m. 
  • Thiel heads back onto the field tomorrow, March 10, for a pair of games against Simmons College and Coe College with the first pitch of opening game slated for 11:00 a.m.

 

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