May 1, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --The Providence College softball team (22-25-1, 8-11 BIG EAST) split a double-header with the Pittsburgh Panthers (17-28, 6-13 BIG EAST) on Wednesday, May 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In game one, the Friars scored first in the top of the second inning on a solo homerun by sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.), her fifth homerun of the season. The Panthers would tie the score (1-1) after freshman Tori Nirschl was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning.
The game would remain tied at one apiece until the top of the sixth inning, when the Friars had five runs cross the plate. The Friars would collect five hits, all singles, and capitalize on a throwing error by the Panthers to take a 6-1 lead. Junior Marie Flego (Little Silver, N.J.) brought in two runs with a single to left field, while freshman Kiarra Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) would bring in the final run of the inning with a single of her own.
Through the first six innings of play, senior Corinne Clauss (Davie, Fla.) allowed no earned runs and three hits. In the seventh inning, the Panthers would collect five hits including three doubles, scoring four runs to cut the Friar lead to one, at 6-5. The Panthers rally would fall short after a groundout to short ended the game.
Clauss finished the game allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out four batters.
The Panthers controlled game two from the onset, scoring four runs in the first inning and never looking back. Sophomore Alexa Larkin struck out nine batters in a complete game victory. Senior Jessie Bryant (Marlborough, Mass.) cut Pittsburgh lead in half (4-2) after hitting her team-leading seventh homerun in the top of the sixth inning. The Friars had the tying run at the plate in their last at-bat, but could not bring any runners home, ultimately falling by a 4-2 score. Junior Emily O’Keefe (Southington, Conn.) took the loss for the Friars.
The Friars will travel to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the Syracuse Orange in the final weekend of the regular season as they look to clinch a spot in the BIG EAST tournament. The Friars will play twice on Saturday, May 4 with the first game slated to begin at noon. The series will conclude with a noon game on Sunday, May 5.
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