April 15, 2012

Softball Drops Two to Le Moyne

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—The Southern New Hampshire University softball team dropped both ends of a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader to the Dolphins of Le Moyne College Sunday afternoon by scores of 7-2 and 1-0.  With the losses, the Penmen fall to 21-14 on the season and 11-8 in NE-10 action, while the wins boost the Dolphins to 20-23 overall and 14-9 in league play. 

In game one, the Dolphins scored once in the first and third innings, but the Penmen responded with a run of their own from a solo homerun by Ali Maloof (Norwood, Mass.) to bring the score to 2-1. 

The Dolphins posted a five-run inning in the bottom of the fifth on five hits and one Penmen error to take the 7-1 lead.  Tesia Stanasek (Blackstone, Mass.) connected for a solo home run in the top of the seventh to score the Penmen's second run of the day.

Le Moyne pitcher Sarah Harrison held the Penmen to four hits, as Amanda Barton (Franklin, N.H.) recorded two hits in addition to the two home runs.  Harrison struck out eight on the afternoon while walking just one. 

Maloof took the loss in the circle for SNHU, scattering 10 hits, seven runs, and four walks while striking out six.

In the nightcap, SNHU pitcher Dolores Mattice (Schenectady, N.Y.) did not give up a hit until the bottom of the eighth inning, when Le Moyne's Morgan Edmondson singled up the middle and scored on a double by Fran Kiernan to win the game. 

Mattice walked five and struck out eight batters in the complete-game effort.  She falls to 7-7 in the circle this season. 

Harrison again earned the win for the Dolphins in the circle, walking two and striking out five while holding SNHU to five hits.  Barton, Maloof, Kate Stanley (Kingston, Mass.), Kelsea Cheney (Abington, Mass.) and Jessica Douillette (Concord, N.H.) all recorded hits in the nightcap. 

Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to face in-state rival Franklin Pierce in a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader.  Game one is slated for 3:00 p.m.