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April 19, 2017

CSJ baseball goes 3-2

It was a busy week in athletics for College of St. Joseph, with baseball and softball playing 11 games cumulatively. Fighting Saints Baseball went 3-2 on the week, highlighted by back-to-back victories over a stellar Point Park University team on April 12. They currently hold an overall record of 16-20 and ranked #4 on the USCAA Week Two Coaches Poll. Lady Saints Softball earned their first win of the season on Friday, April 14 against Southern Maine Community College. They went 1-5 on the week and currently possess an overall record of 1-9. Here is a closer look at the games played over the past week.
April 11
The Lady Saints started the week off with back-to-back losses to Middlebury College on Tuesday. Jenna Crowley was the starting pitcher for CSJin game one and the bats of Middlebury proved to be too much to handle. They accumulated 22 runs off of 22 hits. CSJ was only able to score two runs, which came in the first inning. Game two was more of the same, as the Lady Saints fell to the Panthers 11-3. Shelby Fenton got the start for CSJ and gave up 13 hits and two walks.
April 12
CSJ Baseball started their week off with a 2-1 victory over the Point Park Pioneers in the first of two games on Wednesday. Russ Krebs pitched a phenomenal game for CSJ, giving up just one run on three hits. The Saints were then able to beat Point Park 8-4 in game two. Nick Burch overpowered the Pioneers hitters, striking out nine batters throughout the contest.
April 13
The Fighting Saints came up just short against the University of Northwestern Ohio on Thursday, losing the game by a final score of 7-6. CSJ used four different pitchers throughout the matchup and gave up a two run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning to lose the game. Offensively, the Saints got contributions from players up and down the lineup.
April 14
The Lady Saints won their first of two games on Friday against Southern Maine CC, which marked their first victory of the season. The game was won in extra innings with a final score of 7-6. CSJ went on to lose game two 10-7. The game had to be ended early due to darkness and finished the following morning.
CSJ Baseball lost 5-3 against Penn State DuBois in game one of two on Friday. DuBois was able to score their runs early in the game and the Saints were never able to fully recover. The Saints finished the week off strong, winning their second game against DuBois with a final score of 7-4.
April 15
The Lady Saints finished out the week with a pair of losses against Southern Maine on Saturday. They fell in the first game 7-6 and 8-4 in the second game. Shelby Fenton and Kali Drum each hit home runs in the first game, but it was not enough to secure the victory. The Lady Saints committed four errors in game two, which led to five unearned runs for Southern Maine and proved to be too much for CSJ to overcome.

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