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Smith Plates Pair With Two-Run Double As Softball Closes Out 2018 Campaign With 3-2 GNAC Setback At Saint Joseph's (Maine)

Smith Plates Pair With Two-Run Double As Softball Closes Out 2018 Campaign With 3-2 GNAC Setback At Saint Joseph's (Maine)

MOUNT IDA SOFTBALL

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bailey Field, Standish, Maine

 

FINAL:              SAINT JOSEPH’S (MAINE) 3, MOUNT IDA 2

                                                                       

STANDISH, Maine --  Sophomore Kaylee Burns (Saco, Maine) snapped a fifth inning tie with a sacrifice fly to lead Saint Joseph’s (Maine) to a 3-2 Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball victory over Mount Ida Tuesday afternoon at Bailey Field.

 

The host Monks (19-17, 15-9 GNAC) grabbed the early lead when sophomore Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) stole home in the bottom of the first, and junior Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine) extended that margin to 2-0 in the third with an RBI single.  The visiting Mustangs (15-24, 9-15 GNAC) evened matters in the top of the fourth on freshman Madeleine Smith’s (San Diego, Calif.) two-run double to set up Burns’s heroics in the fifth, as her fly ball to left plated sophomore Katie Chadbourne (Jaffrey, N.H.) with the deciding tally.

 

Bailey and Chadbourne each had two hits as part of a seven-hit attack on the day for Saint Joseph’s in support of sophomore Kate Whitney (Jonesboro, Maine), who went the distance and struck out two to improve to 8-5 on the spring.  Smith and fellow freshman Jill Skalski (Cranford, N.J.) each had two hits in the setback for Mount Ida, as freshman Carrigan Costello (Wolcott, Conn.) went the distance and fanned three inside the circle for the Mustangs.

 

Saint Joseph’s is seeded fourth in the upcoming GNAC Championships and will take on either Albertus Magnus or Lasell in opening round action on Thursday afternoon at Suffolk’s East Boston Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m.  Mount Ida concluded its 2018 campaign with today’s setback, as the Mustangs posted their highest single-season win total in six years under Head Coach Katie Zuman.