Softball Falls Twice on Opening Day of Florida Spring Training Trip

Softball Falls Twice on Opening Day of Florida Spring Training Trip

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Saint Michael's College softball team opened its 2019 season with a pair of setbacks on Saturday in the Hancock Recreation Complex to kick off its 10-game stay at The Spring Games, falling against the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (Pa.), 6-0, and Salem (W.Va.) University, 12-4 in five innings.

GAME 1
RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-1), Pittsburgh Johnstown (5-4)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Kristie Radvan, 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, HR
  • Sophomore Jade Stubblefield, 2-for-3, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Sophomore Kristen Coffay, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights' season opener.
  • The teams' first meeting.
  • Saint Michael's head coach Nick Goodreau's first game as a college coach.

THE ACTION

  • As the visiting team, Pitt Johnstown scored twice in the top of the first inning. Radvan rapped an RBI single before coming home on a two-out error.
  • With Saint Michael's down only 2-0, Tierney led off the second with a single before being erased on an inning-ending double play.
  • Radvan knocked a solo home run to left center with one out in the third inning.
  • The Mountain Cats scored three more times on two hits and two errors during the fourth, with first-year Lauren Gohacki and Stubblefield both hitting an RBI double.

GAME 2
RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-2), Salem (3-10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Rathwell, 2-for-3, 2 R
  • Apkarian, 2-for-2, R, RBI, BB
  • Sophomore Maggie Welling (Baltimore, Md./Maryvale Preparatory School), 2-for-3, RBI, 2B
  • Junior Julia Sevigny (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill), 1-for-2, BB, 2B
  • Junior Katie Terban (Georgetown, Mass./Saint Mary's), 2 RBIs, SF
  • Senior Molly Feeney (Valhalla, N.Y./John F. Kennedy Catholic), 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER; 1-for-2

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Casey Moritz, 3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBIs
  • Senior Kaleigh Decker, 3-for-3, 3 R, 2 RBIs, 2B
  • Junior Rosey Romick, 2-for-4, 4 RBIs
  • Junior Christine Bombardiere, 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

GAME FACTS

  • The teams' first meeting since 2003.
  • The Purple Knights had 10 hits to the Tigers' 12

THE ACTION

  • The visiting Purple and Gold took an early 1-0 lead on Terban's sacrifice fly in the second inning. Feeney ripped a single to center with one down for her first career hit in her initial collegiate plate appearance.
  • Salem countered with four runs in the home half, as Decker knocked a two-run double and Moritz had a two-run single with two down.
  • Welling's two-out RBI single made it 4-2 in the third.
  • Salem tacked on four runs in the fourth, with Romick's two-run single the key blow.
  • Saint Michael's again rallied the following frame, as Apkarian and Terban picked up RBIs to cut the deficit to 8-4.
  • The Tigers put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fifth, as Romick's two-run single brought the eight-run rule into effect.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Sunday vs. University of Minnesota Duluth (9 a.m.) and University of Minnesota Crookston (1:30 p.m.) in Clermont, Fla.
  • Minnesota Duluth was a 2018 NCAA Super Regional finalist.