Quinnipiac softball swept by Iona in doubleheader on Friday


St. Francis used seven hits and a complete game performance from Abby Trahan in the circle to take a 3-0 win in the day's opening game at Maryland Softball Stadium.

Central (7-12) had won the past three meetings between the teams, all shutouts.

Singles - Gabriele Burkhart (S) def. Bella Atkinson 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; Faith Herman (VR) def. Abbie Pirtle 6-1, 6-2; Nicole Sterling (VR) def. Allie Arnett 6-1, 6-1.

The Bobcats' (16-20, 5-3 MAAC) bats coming into the week had been red-hot having scored 35 runs over a five-game winning streak before facing Yale on Wednesday. "It's just we've got to get up to that level or near that in baseball".

Ian Gray scored a game-high five goals in Seneca's 14-6 victory over Cherry Hill East. Owen Dwyer, Dan Kurp, and Shawn O'Keefe added two goals for the Golden Eagles. "It's just up to them, and how bad do you want it?"

Batting third, Park senior first baseman Heather Degler had back-to-back doubles and scored twice in the fourth inning.

Tennessee-Martin is one of the teams that has not had its season readjusted because of bad weather as it has already played 10 games, compared to Eastern's six.

"We needed to go get that first pitch strike", she said.

Dover got a hit in the bottom half, but saw its lone runner thrown out off a pick play. "We were so angry and upset after that circus of an inning". But the Tigers capitalized on two errors and went on to score six runs, all of those coming with two outs. But Central committed five errors in the third and fourth innings, when Red Bank scored 14 of its runs. "I even told the girls after the game that I will get to 300 whether it's this season or next season". "They kept on cheering".

"We made a big deal that this was a big game", he said.

Masuk's Megan McFarland connects with a pitch during Friday's win over Newtown.

The Panthers were led offensively by junior Drew Brannan who went two for three at the plate with two RBI's and fellow junior Stetson Cudo also added two RBI's while going 1-3 with a walk as well for the Panthers. "We talked a lot yesterday after the game about what we need to come out and do today, and we came out and did it".

Johnson reached on a one-out single, with Nameth driving her in with two gone.

"We were reeling before this game".

Patrick Bower led the way for Holley as he went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in. "We had several of those. We are finally starting to get hits from the seven-through-nine batters".

Assistant coaches Dana Wiezorek and Jen Dickrell return, and they will be coaching the bases as Herbst is getting far along in her pregnancy and awaits the appearance of her baby boy.

That extra run helped insure that good things would continue to happen for Houghton and Nottingham as they prepare to head into the meat of their schedule.