Myrtle Beach, S.C. - The Albertus Magnus College softball team split a pair of non-conference games to Bay Path and the University of Pikeville as part of the Fastpitch Dreams Classic on Tuesday afternoon. The Falcons blanked the Wildcats 6-0 in the opener, but fell to the Bears 7-1 in the night cap.
FINAL SCORE (G1): Albertus Magnus 6 | Bay Path 0
FINAL SCORE (G2): Pikeville 7 | Albertus Magnus 1
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-1) | Bay Path (0-1) | Pikeville (9-6)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus opened the game scoring one run on two hits and a Wildcat error to take a 1-0 edge over the hosts.
In the bottom of the third, sophomore Laura Anderson (East Haven, Conn.) extended the Falcons' lead to three, 3-0, as the right-hander knocked it out of the park for a two-run RBI.
Albertus Magnus continued to swing the bat in both the fourth and fifth inning putting the game out of reach for the Wildcats, 5-0, thanks to an RBI from Marissa Guglielmi (Branford, Conn.) and Kayla Gosselin (Milford, Conn.). Bay Path threatened the Falcons in the bottom of the fifth with runners in scoring position, but solid pitching and a defensive stop kept the Wildcats at bay.
The Falcons would put the game away scoring their final run in the seventh to take home the "W".
Pikeville came alive in the top of the sixth, scoring five runs on six hits and two Falcon errors, before taking a commanding 7-0 lead the following inning, after scoring another two from Kitty Raymond and Chandler Kelly.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
ON THE MOUND (Game 1):
- Albertus Magnus: Laura Anderson (W, 1-0)
- Bay Path: Madison Good (L, 0-1)
AT THE PLATE (Game 1):
- Anderson and Aubrey DeFoe (Watertown, Conn.) led the Falcons' attack with a team-best three hits, while Anderson posted a game-high three RBI and two runs.
- Cameille Keirf and Lauren Valless recorded two hits apiece for the Wildcats.
- Today's home run from Anderson was her first of the season.
ON THE MOUNT (Game 2):
- Albertus Magnus: Megan Ferraro (L, 1-1)
- Pikeville: Megan Claypoole (W, 4-3)
AT THE PLATE (Game 2):
- Sophomore Aliza Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) led the Falcons at the plate with two hits.
- Kitty Raymond had a game for the Bears as she posted a 2-for-4 showing at the plate with two runs scored.
The Falcons return to the mound tomorrow, March 14 against Wesley as part of the Fastpitch Dreams Classic.