Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fordham/LaSale Post Game Report

Christine Watson was 8-13 with 2 home runs
We traveled to NYC and Philly last weekend in search of at least two wins to keep us in the hunt for the A10 championsips.  Playing Fordham is always a challenge.  They have one of the best pitchers in the country and are a very well coached team.  We did not play poor softball they just beat us.  We were limited to just six hits on the day with Christine Watson going 2-5 on the day. 

We moved the Sunday games verses LaSalle to Saturday to beat the storm that was brewing.  I am one that never ducks a game.  I will play them at a neutral site or I will even switch locations to play.  The most imporant thing we should accomplish in this conference is to get EVERY game played that can be played.  Unfortunately, that does not always happen.  We were fortunate enough to play on Saturday.

Saturday was a crazy day.  Our first game was an 10 inning nail biter with some amazing plays and more amazing hits.  The Bonnies pounded out 13 hits which 4 or them were home runs.  Brooke Frey, Ashley Snider, Christine Watson and Brittany Storch all went deep.  It was Storch's three run home run in the 10th inning that catapulted the Bonnies to victory.  It was senior Brittany Storch's first career home run and it could not have come at a better time!  Jen Sansano earned the victory going all 10 innings.  She gutted out a tough day and showed that even when she is not at her best she can still win.  That is a mark of a good pitcher.   We need to make a few more plays behind her as only 3 of the 8 runs were earned but we win and lose as a team.  Sometimes the pitcher has to take up the slack and vice versa.  This game had it was a team win in the purest sense.

Game two was highlighted by a the hot hitting of Christine Watson and Ashley Snider.  Both Watson and Snider went deep again to help us to a 12-4 victory.  Diana Phalon got the win.  Christine had the best weekend of her young career.  The sophomore went 8-13 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI.  The wins moved our A10 record to 6-8 and 17-19 over-all.  With games against George Washington University this Saturday...we are looking to even our record at 8-8 and keep us very much in the hunt for the A10 championships in St. Louis Missouri in 2 1/2 weeks.  I hope to see every one there!