March 16, 2013
STONYBROOK, N.Y. -
The Providence College softball team (7-12) was defeated by the Manhattan Jaspers, 6-4, at the Stony Brook Invitational on Sat., March 16 in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Senior Jessie Bryant (Marlborough, Mass.) hit a homerun her first at bat of the day and brought in three runs to put the Friars on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning (3-0). Although the Friars gave up a run in the second, sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) scored a run in the third inning off of a single from Bryant to keep the lead at three runs (4-1). The Jaspers hit a homerun that brought in two runs in the fifth inning and two homers in the top of the seventh inning to give them the 6-4 victory.
Bryant led the Friars’ offensively with one homerun and three RBI. She went 2-2 on the day. Sophomore Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) went 2-2 with one run.
Freshman Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) pitched her 11th complete game of her career and recorded three strikeouts.
Providence’s second game of the day against Stony Brook has been postponed due to snow. More information to follow.
The Friars will play in two games on Sun., March 17 versus Manhattan and Holy Cross. Following this weekend's tournament, the Friars will host the Yale Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 20 in a doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m. to open up their home schedule.