Softball Tops Saint Peter’s, Falls to Seton Hall at Pirate Invitational

Softball Tops Saint Peter’s, Falls to Seton Hall at Pirate Invitational

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Brown University softball defeated Saint Peter's University, 11-3, in five innings in the morning before falling to Seton Hall University, 8-0, in five innings in the afternoon at Seton Hall's Pirate Invitational on Friday at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field.

The Bears (1-11) earned their first win of the season against the Peacocks before dropping a decision to the host Pirates (10-9-1) in a pair of run-rule contests.

Against Saint Peter's, seven different Bears recorded an RBI, including four Brown student-athletes with two RBIs apiece. Brown totaled five doubles in the contest.

Next, Brown continues play at the Pirate Invitational with games against Iona (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Hartford (Sunday, 10 a.m.), and Saint Peter's (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.).

Game 1: Brown 11, Saint Peter's 3 (5 Innings)

Four different Bears drove in two runs as Brown beat Saint Peter's, 11-3, in five innings in its first game of the day at the Pirate Invitational on Friday morning.

The Bears broke open a scoreless game with seven runs in the bottom of the third inning, added a run in the fourth, and finished the game with three runs in the last of the fifth.

Senior Christina Andrews (Southlake, Texas), sophomores Annie Scarangella (Tucson, Ariz.) and Cat Seitz (Poway, Calif.), and freshman Raquel Blanchard (Valenica, Calif.) each recorded two RBIs. Seitz went 2-for-3 on the day while Blanchard hit a double.

Junior Annie McGregor (Carlsbad, Calif.) finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, senior Julia Schoenewald (Jamison, Pa.) tallied a double and two runs, and freshman Kaitlin Okimoto (Burbank, Calif.) worked three walks and scored three runs from the leadoff spot.

Sophomore pitcher Meghan Wimmer (Boothwyn, Pa.) picked up the win (1-4), tossing 4.0 innings and allowing three runs, all earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts. Senior Leah Nakashima (San Jose, Calif.) struck out one in a hitless inning of relief.

The Bears opened up the game in the bottom of the third – moving ahead 7-0 – with Schoenewald starting the scoring with an RBI double to right center field. Andrews forced a run home with a walk before Blanchard doubled to left center to bring in a pair of runs.

Seitz brought in a run with a single up the middle, junior Grayson Metzger (Severna Park, Md.) knocked home a run with a sacrifice fly, and sophomore Sofia Venegas (La Mirada, Calif.) closed the third's scoring with a double to left center.

After Saint Peter's pulled within 7-3 with three runs in the top of the fourth, Brown went up 8-3 with an RBI single from Seitz in the last of the fourth.

The Bears closed out the game with three runs in the home half of the fifth as Scarangella sent a two-run double to center field, and Andrews followed with an RBI single up the middle.

For Saint Peter's, Sydney Ramsey took the loss (0-1), surrendering six runs, all earned, on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings. Alina Guevara led the Peacocks at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a triple, and a double.

Game 2: Seton Hall 8, Brown 0 (5 Innings)

Brown fell to host Seton Hall, 8-0, in five innings in its second game of the day at the Pirate Invitational on Friday afternoon.

The Pirates scored two runs in the bottom of the second, three in the third, and three in the fifth to emerge with the run-rule victory.

Andrews registered a double, and Venegas tallied a single for the Bears' two hits in the game.

Junior pitcher Katie Orona (Pueblo, Colo.) took the loss (0-5), hurling 2.1 innings and permitting five runs, all earned, on six hits. Freshman Emily Waters (Northridge, Calif.) tossed 2.1 innings in relief, striking out two while giving up three runs on six hits.

Lauren Fischer earned the win (2-2) for Seton Hall, throwing a complete-game 5.0 innings and conceding no runs on two hits with three strikeouts. Hailey Arteaga paced the Pirates at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, three runs scored, a home run, and a double.

The Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the second bringing home runs on a sacrifice fly and a single to center field.

The hosts tacked on three runs in the last of the third to move ahead 5-0. After an RBI single from Darby Pandolfo, Arteaga and Destini Peck both hit RBI doubles.

Seton Hall concluded the contest with three runs in the fifth. Arteaga hit a two-run home run to left field before Noel Lent notched an RBI double.