|Courtney Young has hit a home run in three straight games for Stonehill|
Skyhawks Sweep Hawks For Seventh Straight Win
Manchester, N.H. - The Skyhawks swept a doubleheader from St. Anselm 5-2 and 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at the South Athletic Fields in NE-10 action. With the wins the Skyhawks run their winning streak to seven games and bring their record to 8-16 overall and 8-4 in NE-10 play.
On offense the Skyhawks were led by senior Kate Brides (West Bridgewater, Mass.) who went 5-7 on the day and fellow classmate Courtney Young (Danvers, Mass.) who blasted a homerun in each of the two games.
In game one, Saint Anselm pitcher Megan Lemire allowed only one run after loading the bases with no outs in the top of the first inning.
The Hawks took the lead in the bottom of the fourth, when Jaclyn Giannino and Kat Scafidi each ripped RBI singles to make it 2-1 Saint Anselm.
But the Skyhawks would add two runs in the top of the sixth on an RBI double from Chelsea Stryker (Baldwin, N.Y.) and two more in the seventh inning on Young's two-run home run for the 5-2 Saint Anselm loss.
Lemire took the loss for the Hawks, going the distance allowing five runs on nine hits and striking out four. Freshman Samantha Krantz (Hampton Bays, N.Y.) went seven innings allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out five for her second win.
The second game started the same for Stonehill, as sophomore Katy Abarr (Richmond, R.I.) scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0 visitors.
In the top of the fourth, the Skyhawks added to their lead when Young homered for the second time in as many games.
Stonehill would add another on a Brides RBI triple for the 4-0 loss.
Britnee O'Neil went seven innings for the Hawks allowing only three earned runs on seven hits and striking out four in the losing effort. Kaitlin Andrews (Hudson, Mass.) went the distance allowing only two Hawk hits and no runs in the win to improve to 4-6 on the season.
Stonehill returns to action on Wednesday when they host St. Rose at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.