Apr. 19: The St. Lawrence University softball team opened up their 2009 conference schedule on Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader against Rensselaer in Canton, NY. The Red Hawks claimed an 8-0 win in the opening game, then scored 11 unanswered runs in game two to earn the sweep against the Saints.
The wins move RPI to 18-4 on the season, while St. Lawrence drops to 4-16.
Leading the way in game one for the visitors was Jen Bach, as the Rensselaer sophomore finished 3-of-4 with four RBI's and a run scored on a two-run homer in the first inning that made it 2-0. Rensselaer would tack on four runs in the second inning on St. Lawrence sophomore pitcher Meg Goodemote for a 6-0 advantage, with Bach again delivering a key two-run triple to cap the Red Hawks' scoring.
The Saints had several quality scoring chances in the opener, as the team left 12 runners on base and were unable to deliver a clutch hit. The Scarlet and Brown loaded the bases against RPI pitcher Sara Finkbeiner in the bottom of the first but came away empty, then stranded two runners in the bottom of the third.
Trailing 6-0, the Saints' had a chance to get back into the game again in the bottom of the sixth, as they once again loaded the bases on Finkbeiner with two outs. However, sophomore Melissa Rogers was retired on a line out to left field to allow RPI to escape the scoring threat.