Softball

2017 RECORD: 30-15; GNAC: 15-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 13 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 26

Ferraro Throws Shutout as Falcons Defeat Saint Joseph's (Me.) in GNAC Tournament

Ferraro Throws Shutout as Falcons Defeat Saint Joseph's (Me.) in GNAC Tournament
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 8 | Saint Joseph's (Me.) 0
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (30-14) | Saint Joseph's (Me.) (22-17) 


Brookline, Mass. – Junior Megan Ferraro of the Albertus Magnus College softball team didn't allow a single run to score as the Falcons defeated Saint Joseph's (Me.), 8-0, in five inning on Saturday evening at Daly Field.

Following tonight's victory, the Falcons will face Suffolk University tomorrow, May 7 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament at 10 a.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game vs. Johnson & Wales.

WINNING PITCHER:  Megan Ferraro (14-5) – 5 IP | 1SO
LOSING PITCHER: Kristal Smith (8-6) – 2 P | 6H | 6R | 1BB | 3SO 

HOW IT HAPPENED

(B) 2nd – 3rd INNING – Albertus Magnus took control of game 10 in the bottom of the second, scoring three runs on four hits and a Monks' error to take an early 3-0 lead.

An inning later, the Falcons scored another three runs on four hits to push their lead to 8-0 heading into the top of the fourth. Junior Daysia Wehder (Queens, N.Y.) highlighted the inning with a two-run RBI triple down the right field line, forcing the Monks to go to their bullpen for relief. 

(B) 5th INNING - Freshman Morgan Shura (East Haven, Conn.) put the game away in the bottom of the fifth as the rookie allowed the final two runs of the game to score on a single to right center.

INSIDE THE STATS

  • Ferraro allowed only two hits for the Monks.
  • Against the Monks' bullpen, the Falcons recorded 11 hits, seven RBI, two walks and four strikeouts.
  • Four different players led the Falcons offense with two hits a piece while a trio of players collected a hit.
  • Senior Rachel Cataudella (Shelton, Conn.) and Aliza Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) recorded a team-high two runs scored.
  • Freshman Morgan Shura (East Haven, Conn.) finished the game 2-of-2 at the plate as well as recorded a team-high three RBI.

GNAC TOURNAMENT
First Round - Tuesday, May 2 (single elimination) 
Game 1: #8 Simmons 6, #5 St. Joseph (Conn.) 4
Game 2: #6 Norwich 7, #7 Emmanuel 2

Second Round - Thursday, May 4 (double-elim begins)
Game 3: #4 Albertus Magnus 9, #8 Simmons 0 (at #1 JWU)
Game 4: #3 Suffolk 4, #6 Norwich 0 (at #2 SJC)
Game 5: #1 JWU 13, #4 Albertus Magnus 12
Game 6: #3 Suffolk 5, #2 Saint Joseph's Maine 2

Semifinals - Saturday, May 6 (hosted by #1 JWU)
Game 7: #4 Albertus Magnus 15, #6 Norwich 5 (elim game) 
Game 8: #2 Saint Joseph's Maine 6, #8 Simmons 3 (elim game)
Game 9: #1 JWU 6, #3 Suffolk 0
Game 10: #4 Albertus Magnus 8, #2 Saint Joseph's Maine 0 (elim game)

Championship - Sunday, May 7 (hosted by #1 JWU)
Game 11: #3 Suffolk vs. #4 Albertus Magnus (elim game) - 10:00 AM
Game 12: Game 11 winner vs. #1 JWU - 12:30 PM
Game 13: if necessary - 3:00 PM