Softball splits day two - bests UNCW, loses to Mt. St. Mary's
UNCW Box Score (PDF) | Mount St. Mary's Box Score (PDF)
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Junior Kara Morenus’ walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth sent the St. Bonaventure softball team past host UNC Wilmington 3-2 in the second day of the Seahawk Classic at Boseman Field.
With freshman Jessenia Andujar in scoring position, Morenus singled to right field to bring in the winning run and end the game.
St. Bonaventure opened the offensive threat in the first after junior Shelly Seeger hit a leadoff double. Senior Stephanie Narde grounded out to second to advance the runner and Brooke Frey hit a single to the pitcher to bring Seeger in and hold the 1-0 lead. The Seahawks stopped the Bonnies’ offensive push as Frey was caught stealing and Amanda Davenport retired the last batter.
UNC Wilmington jumped on the board in the top of the sixth scoring on an error and Ashley Shingleton’s double advanced Katie Houmard to score for the 2-1 lead. The Bonnies answered back as Maureen Wells reached first on a Seahawk error advancing to third on Anderson Conte’s double before Kristin Sullivan singled to the pitcher to bring in Wells and score the tying run.
Senior Sherri Thompson picked up her first win of the season, pitching eight complete innings tallying three hits, no earned runs and striking out six batters.
In the second game of the day, the Bonnies again fell to Mount St. Mary’s 3-2. The Mount hit four singles in the bottom of the fourth to score the go-ahead run.
In the second, Amanda Buckel singled to left field before advancing to second on a wild pitch and to third on a passed ball. With two outs, Kristen Collins hit a double to left field to bring Buckel in for the first run of the game before a ground out closed the inning.
The Bonnies answered back in the third as Frey hit a two-run homerun with two outs to give the Bonnies a 2-1 lead. It was short lived as the Mount answered back with a run of their own to tie the score.
Unfortunately, the Bonnies could not pull off a run in the top
of the seventh to counteract the Mount’s one run in the
fourth and dropped their third game of the tournament.
St. Bonaventure plays in the consolation game tomorrow against host UNC Wilmington at 11 a.m.