April 13, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College softball team defeated St. John's in the series finale, 8-0, on Sunday afternoon. The Friars scored a season-high eight runs on eight hits.
Providence (4-22, 2-9) started scoring in the bottom of the first when junior Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) hit a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in sophomore Kiki Baldassari (Denville, N.J.), and take a quick 1-0 lead.
The Friars again scored in the third when junior Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) singled left center to drive in Harrell. Junior Sarah Kitterman (Houston, Texas) soon followed with a sacrifice fly to left field, to bring in Harrell and make the score 3-0.
Providence furthered its lead in the fourth with five runs on five hits. Dederick started the scoring with a single up the middle to bring around junior Megan Rollings (Marysville, Wash.). Junior Kelsi Luttrell (Mission Viejo, Calif.) then hit another single up the middle to score Baldassari. Freshman McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) rounded out the scoring with a three run home run over the left field wall to give PC its final score of 8-0. The home run was Miller's team-leading fifth of the year.
Freshman Taylor Huntly (Las Vegas, Nev.) went the distance with five innings pitched, allowing only two hits. Tori Free received the loss for St. John's (20-19, 5-6).
The Friars remain home to face non-conference opponent Fairfield on Tuesday, April 15. The first pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.
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