St. Joe’s splits doubleheader with Mount Saint Mary
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Brooklyn native Arianna Heinsch had four over the two games. (Photo: St. Joseph's Athletics)
Brooklyn native Arianna Heinsch had four over the two games. (Photo: St. Joseph's Athletics)
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The St. Joseph's College softball team saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end with an 11-3 loss to Mount Saint Mary, but rebounded with a 14-6 victory in game two to claim the season series with the Knights, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon.

Nicole Trani launched a homer for the second-day as part of a three-RBI afternoon.

Fontbonne Hall product and Brooklyn native Arianna Heinsch knocked four hits over the twin bill and drove in a pair of runs, while Vanessa Quigley had a three-RBI effort in game two.

In the first game, the Bears drew first blood with a solo run in the second after Heinsch (1-1, RBI, BB, SB) brought home Alexis Buchanan (1-2, R, SB) who led the frame off with a walk.

After the Knights countered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the second, the Bears drew even at two-all in the top of the third after Ashley Hartwig (1-2, R, 3B) belted a triple and scored on a Casey Bennett (0-2, RBI, SAC) sacrifice squeeze.

But the visitors would break the game open with a five-run third with back-to-back two-run base knocks by Nicole Rosner and Lauren Farina helping the Knights move ahead, 7-2.

Trani's (2-3, HR, R, RBI) solo blast in the fifth — her second of the season — momentarily cut the deficit to four, 7-3, before the Knights pushed across four more in the bottom half to end the game after five.

The series finale saw an offensive outburst with both teams combining for 26 hits and 20 runs.

Mount Saint Mary took an early 1-0 lead scoring in the bottom of the first, but the Bears went ahead in their next at bat after Quigley (2-4, 3 RBI, R) singled home Buchanan (1-1, RBI, 2 R, 3 SB, BB) and Maeve McKeon (1-2, RBI, R, 2 BB, SB) who led off with walks.

Another solo run for the Knights tied the game at two-all after two, but the Bears went on top for good with four in the third, Buchanan, Brianna Kilimet (1-3, RBI, R), Quigley and Heinsch (3-4, RBI, R, 2 SB) all drove in runs to move ahead, 6-2.

Morgan O'Neill lifted the first of her two homers in third to cut the deficit to 6-3, but the Bears got the run back in the top of the fourth on a McKeon two-out single. O'Neill would deliver a three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth to bring the Knights within one, 7-6.

But the Bears pulled away with seven unanswered, hanging four in the fifth and three in the sixth to reach the eight-run threshold. A Trani (1-5, 2 RBI, R) two-run single highlighted the fifth with two more scoring on Knights errors.

Vivian Tomovich (2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R) delivered a two-run single of her own in the sixth and later scored on a Jessica Mecham (0-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB) sac fly.

Allison Kaspar (W, 2.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 K) picked up the win in the circle in relief working 2.2 scoreless innings to level her record at 2-2.

The Bears open a four-game series with Purchase College (0-12, 0-9) on Saturday, April 17, with a road doubleheader starting at noon.
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