Robert Morris Takes Two From Softball
EMMITSBURG, Md. – Robert Morris swept a Northeast Conference (NEC) softball doubleheader on Sunday. The Colonials (25-17, 10-4 NEC) won the opener 12-0 in five innings and then took the nightcap, 8-1.
Maria Santiago (Buena, N.J./Buena Regional) paced the Mount (11-28, 4-8 NEC) with two hits and a run scored in the nightcap. Liz Christiansen (Etters, Pa./Red Land) added two hits and Taylor Beebe (Olympia, Wash./Capital) posted a hit in the second game.
Sarah Capp fueled Robert Morris with five hits and four RBIs. Cassie Show added three hits, four runs scored and two RBIs and Samantha Santillo registered three hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Nicole Sleith pitched nine innings and allowed one run on six hits with 11 strikeouts on the day while picking up the win in the nightcap.
In the second game, the Colonials scored the final seven runs of the game to come away with an 8-1 victory.
With the game tied at 1, Show hit a sacrifice fly in the second to give Robert Morris the lead for good at 2-1. Aided by an error, the Colonials added four runs in the fourth sparked by a Santillo two-run homer. Capp sealed the win with a two-run single in the sixth for an 8-1 win.
Robert Morris jumped on the scoreboard in the first with a run-scoring single by Capp.
The Mount answered with a run in the bottom of the stanza. After being no-hit in the opener, Santiago got the Mountaineers' first hit of the day to lead off the first. Kendra Hayward (Kingston, Pa./Coughlin) put down a perfect bunt single for her first collegiate hit and the speedy Santiago took third and scored on a throwing error on the play to tie the game at 1. Christiansen then singled down the left field line with no outs, but Hayward was caught trying to steal third, a lineout and a strikeout ended the threat. The Colonials scored the final seven runs of the contest to seal the 8-1 decision.
Nicole Pagano (Berlin, N.J./St. Joseph) took the loss in the second game.
In the opener, Robert Morris posted 12 runs in the final three innings to start the twinbill with a 12-0 win.
The Colonials scored seven times in the third to take control of the game. Jaci Timko started the scoring with a two-run homer before Tess Apke and Britta Grafton added RBI singles. After a two-run double by Katrina Gallagher, Show singled home the seventh run of the inning.
Robert Morris added three runs in the fourth on an Apke two-run double and a Grafton run-scoring single. Santillo sealed the win with a two-run single in the fifth.
The Mountaineers posted runners in the third, but could not score. Katy Bobbitt (Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle-Antrim) reached on an error and Alex Tuck (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) was hit by the pitch with no outs. Chloe Mizianty (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad) moved both runners up on a sacrifice bunt, but a batter's interference and a lineout ended the inning.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Wednesday at home against Coppin State. First pitch is 3 p.m.