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Saint Joseph’s takes two from PSU Softball

         STANDISH, Maine - The Saint Joseph's College batters took advantage of 19 hits Wednesday afternoon to defeat Plymouth State University, 5-1 and 7-2, in a non-conference softball doubleheader.  The Monks extended their winning streak to six games, improving to 12-10 overall, while the Panthers, playing their first games in 10 days, drop to 3-14.

            Monks freshman Gabrielle Burrola (Gallup, N.M.) struck out four and allowed only five hits in the opener while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two singles.

            Saint Joe's took a 4-0 lead in the third inning of the opener.  Sophomore Megan Farrell (Abington, Mass.) drove and freshman Colby McKenney (Saco, Maine) had RBI singles and junior Amanda Roy (Winslow, Maine) delivered a two-run double. The Monks added an unearned run in the sixth inning to go up 5-0.

            The Panthers avoided the shutout with a run in the seventh inning when sophomore Devin Caswell (Wilton, N.H.) singled and scored on a double by classmate Kristi Curry (Nottingham, N.H.)

            PSU overcame a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 with a pair of runs in the fifth inning to tie things at 2-all.  Senior Jess Fortin (Chester, N.H.) and freshman Leanne Barry (Auburn, N.H.) singled and freshman Heather Bartolo (Derry, N.H.) brought them home with a double.

            The Monks answered in the bottom of the fifth with four runs, as Farrell and junior Jamie Morrison (Auburn, Maine) cracked two-run doubles.

            PSU returns to Little East Conference action Saturday with a doubleheader at Western Connecticut (2:00 p.m.) Saint Joseph's returns to action on Friday, Apr. 21 with a 3:30 doubleheader at Husson College.

(Courtesy of Saint Joseph's Sports Information)

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