|Liz Mendez (Photo by Thom Kendall)|
St. Joseph's 4 St. Louis 3
WP-Liz Mendez (9-5)
LP-Laney Kneib (13-8)
St. Louis jumped out to a early 3-0 lead over St. Joseph's, behind RBI hits from Lindsay Friedman and Laura Bohning. The Billikens chased Taryn Ashway and Terri Adams turned to freshman Liz Mendez who completely changed the course of the game. Mendez was outstanding in relief as she went 4.1 shutout innings in relief and allowed just 2 hits while striking out 7. The momentum completely turned when Mendez went in and the Hawks offense was finally able to break through. The Hawks loaded up the bases against Brianna Lore with 0 outs, which prompted Coach Christy Connoyer to turn to Laney Kneib. The Hawks scored one in the 3rd, before scoring 3 in the 4th, as Connoyer was forced to bring Lore back in to quell the damage. Maria Ficca had a big home run to leadoff the 4th and Nicole Palase and Monica Aguilar followed with a RBI triple and single respectively to put the Hawks ahead.
|Fordham after Paige Ortiz' HR (Photo by Thom Kendall)|
Fordham 8 Temple 2
WP-Michele Daubman (17-7)
LP-Kelsey Dominik (15-7)
The battle of the big bats was a decidedly one-sided affair as Michele Daubman was on her game and held Temple to just a solo HR by Sarah Prezioso and a RBI single by Steph Pasquale. It was an impressive feat for Daubman, as Temple is the leading run scoring team in the A10 and the second best home run hitting team nationally. Conversely, Fordham went to work early as they scored 5 runs in the second inning off of a RBI single by Bri Turgeon and a grand slam by Paige Ortiz. Fordham added two more runs in the 4th as Ortiz came through with a RBI single and Jamie LaBovick hit a sac fly. The Rams closed out their scoring on a RBI groundout by Chelsea Palumbo.
|Laura Bohning (Photo by Thom Kendall)|
St. Louis 8 George Washington 3
The Billikens came to play in Amherst and they stuck to George Washington early and often. St. Louis jumped on Colonial starter Courtney Martin and touched her up for four runs before doing the same thing to reliever Meghan Rico. Eight of the nine Billiken starters recorded hits and Jessica Van Nostrand, Aly Brand, and Elizabeth Everingham combined to drive in seven run. Laney Kneib started and went four innings for St. Louis and allowed three run before Brianna Lore came in and shut the door for the final three innings. St. Louis has come to play this week and they will come to play vs. Temple tomorrow.