Skyhawks Split Double Header With St. Rose

Meghan Sheehy had the game winning RBI in game one of the doubleheader

Skyhawks Split Double Header With St. Rose

Boxscore Game 1 / Boxscore Game 2

Easton, Mass. - Freshman Kaitlin Andrews (Husdon, Mass.) won her fifth straight decision as the Skyhawks won the opening game of a double header 4-3 before dropping the second game of the twin-bill 3-0 to the St. Rose Golden Knights.

Freshman Chelsea Stryker (Baldwin, N.Y.) went 3-4 with an RBI in the first game of the double head and senior Kate Brides (West Bridgewater, Mass.) went 2-3 with a double in the second game as the Skyhawks moved their record to 9-17 overall and 9-5 in conference play.

In the opener, Stonehill scored two in the bottom on the second but the Golden Knights pushed across a pair in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead after Amanda Morano took three bases with a shot down the right field line that scored senior shortstop Ashley Anderson. Senior left fielder Kerry Monahan then brought Morano across with a single to center.

However, Stonehill senior first baseman Courtney Young (Danvers, Mass.) belted a leadoff home run, her fourth in as many games, over the left-center field fence in the home half that deadlocked the game 3-3. An inning later, senior second baseman Meghan Sheehy (East Islip, N.Y.) lined a run scoring single to center to put the Skyhawks in front to stay.

The Golden Knights had a chance in the seventh, but wound up stranding the tying run on third as Andrews pitched the final 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits and striking out one to earn the victory.

In the second game, Kate Wiemann put Saint Rose up 1-0 in the second inning, before the Golden Knights plated two more in the fifth on a Stonehill error and a Morano base hit down the left field line.

Stonehill threatened in the bottom half, but Nicole Welch got out of a bases loaded, no out jam by inducing a groundball, registering a strikeout and generating an infield pop up.

Stonehill gets back on the diamond tomorrow with a 3:00 pm twin-bill versus league rival Southern New Hampshire.