Softball

2019 RECORD: 19-17; GNAC: 8-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 15 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 31

Softball Opens GNAC Play with Doubleheader Sweep Against Mount Ida

Softball Opens GNAC Play with Doubleheader Sweep Against Mount Ida

New Haven, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College softball team swept a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader against Mount Ida Saturday afternoon at the Shea Softball Complex. The Falcons won the opener in extra innings, 3-2, and blanked the Mustangs, 3-0, in the finale.

FINAL SCORE (G1): Albertus Magnus 3 | Mount Ida 2 - (9 innings)
FINAL SCORE (G2): Albertus Magnus 3 | Mount Ida 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (7-4, 2-0) | Mount Ida (2-8, 0-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED
Game 1:

It was an offensive battle over the first four innings play as Albertus Magnus and Mount Ida traded runs and recorded two runs each, trying the game at 2-2 at the end of the fourth.

It wasn't until the top of the ninth as Maxine Sanchez (Corona, N.Y.) scored the winning run off a sacrifce fly to center to allow Kristen Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.) to cross home from third.

Game 2:

Albertus Magnus struck first in the top of the second scoring one run off three hits to take the early 1-0 edge.

Four innings later, the Falcons secured the doubleheader sweep scoring back-to-back runs in the top of the sixth and seventh thanks to RBI singles from Cunning and Daysia Wehder (Queens, N.Y.).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
On the Mound (G1):

  • Albertus Magnus: Laura Anderson (W, 2-1) - 9 IP | 12 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 3 SO
  • Mount Ida: Madeleine Smith (L, 0-4) - 9 IP | 10 H | 3 R | 1 ER | 2 BB | 2 SO

At the Plate (G1):

  • Senior Brianna Whitfield (West Islip, N.Y.) and Cunning paced the Falcons' offense with a 2-of-4 showing while Cunning added an RBI to her stat line.
  • Along with Cunning, Sanchez recorded the Falcons' second RBI of the day in the top of the ninth off the sacrifice fly.
  • Alisa Benson and Hayley Microulis led the Mustangs with three hits a piece.
  • Albertus Magnus was 10-of-32 at the plate with two RBI, a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Mount Ida finished 12-of-39 at the plate with two RBI, three walks and three strikeouts.

On the Mound (G2):

  • Albertus Magnus: Kristen Cunning (W, 3-1) - 7 IP | 4 H | 0 R | 0 ER | 3 BB | 4 SO
  • Following today's win, Cunning recorded her second shutout win of the season and threw her fourth complete game.
  • Mount Ida: Carrigan Costello (L, 1-3) - 7 IP | 10 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 1 BB | 5 SO

At the Plate (G2):

  • Cunning, Wehder and Aliza Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) posted a 2-of-4 showing at the plate while Cunning and Wehder tallied an RBI and a run scored, respectively.
  • Lindsay Finney and Kelsey Weston posted two hits a piece for the Mustangs.
  • Albertus Magnus was 10-of-31 at home while Mount Ida was held to 4-of-22 with three walks and four strikeouts.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to the mound tomorrow, March 25th as the Falcons host Simmons College in a GNAC doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m. at the Shea Softball Complex.