It was a busy weekend in athletics at the College of St. Joseph, with nine home games being played over a four-day stretch. CSJ Baseball was able to go 4-1, while the Lady Saints Softball team split 2-2. The baseball team is now above .500 for the first time all season with an overall record of 23-21.
After splitting four games over the weekend, the Lady Saints are now 7-15 overall on the season. They have also been playing much better of late, winning six out of their last eight games. Their regular season is now officially over and they will face conference rival NHTI on Saturday, May 6 in the first round of the Yankee Small College Conference Tournament in Concord, N.H.
The baseball team got the week started with a 9-0 win over the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights on Thursday. Nicholas Burch won his team-high sixth game of the season, throwing nine strikeouts and allowing just one hit in seven innings.
The Lady Saints went 1-1 in a doubleheader match-up against the NHTI Lynx on Friday. The first game was close, but CSJ was unable to come up with enough runs in the end, eventually losing the game 5-4. Game two was an offensive explosion for the Lady Saints, who were able to accumulate 15 runs on 16 hits compared to seven runs for the Lynx.
The baseball team won in a close battle 6-4 against the Fisher Falcons on Friday.
The Lady Saints split another two games against NHTI in Saturday’s doubleheader against NHTI. Game two was an instant classic, going 10 innings and ending in walk-off fashion for CSJ. Jenna Crowley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Lady Saints a 6-5 victory.
The baseball team had back-to-back wins over the Fisher Falcons on Saturday. They beat them with relative ease, 6-3 in the first game and 13-7 in game two. The pitching was once again solid for the Saints, keeping the Falcons batters at bay and taking away their confidence.
The Fighting Saints lost their only game of the week to Fisher College on Sunday. The Falcons bats finally fired up and they were able to come away with the 9-6 victory over the Saints. It was a wet and cold day, and the second game of the would-be doubleheader had to be cancelled due to poor field conditions.