Bats Come Alive, Softball Splits Twinbill
KENT, Ohio - The St. Bonaventure softball team (6-11, 3-5 Atlantic 10) pounded out 26 hits and five homeruns on the day, splitting a doubleheader with Dayton (12-16, 3-5) at Kent State University on Sunday. The Bonnies won the opener 11-8, but fell 11-5 in the finale.
Senior first baseman Maureen Wells went 4-for-7 on the day with seven RBI and one homerun. Sophomore left fielder Jessenia Andujar blasted two homeruns, while Brooke Frey and Kara Morenus each collected four hits.
After answering a two-run top of the first with a four-run rally in the bottom of the inning, the Bonnies saw Dayton lead grow to four, 8-4, after the Flyers pushed across five runs in the second and another in the third.
Wells' single down the left field line brought in two of the three runs for the Bonnies in the fourth to cut the margin to 8-7. In the fifth, Frey homered after a leadoff double from Andujar, helping SBU claim a 9-7 lead, followed by a pair of insurance runs that scored on another single from Wells.
Freshman Jen Sansano (2-3) worked a complete game to pick up her second collegiate victory.
In the second game, the Flyers jumped out to a 6-0 run after plating two runs each in the first, third and fourth half-innings. The Bonnies responded with four runs, including Hali Enderby's three-run blast to straightaway center, to make it a two-run affair. Dayton earned a split with five runs in the top of the seventh to effectively seal up the win.
The Bonnies are scheduled to host Binghamton for a doubleheader at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
NOTES: Andujar worked the count full before blasting her two-run shot in the bottom of the first in the opener … the Bonnies chased Dayton starter Sarah Wedel from the game after just one out … the opening contest started with two fill-in umpires as the original crew was delayed … the Flyers hit four homeruns, bringing the day's total to nine … St. Bonaventure was the home team for both games, as the doubleheader was set to be played at SBU's McGraw-Jennings Field.