CLERMONT, Fla.- Saint Joseph's College (0-2) suffered a pair of opening-day losses in THE Spring Games on Sunday. The Monks fell to Eastern Nazarene, 10-0, in the opener and fell to Loras College, 10-2, in the nightcap.
EASTERN NAZARENE 10, SAINT JOSEPH'S 0:
The Lions took advantage of three SJC errors and rapped eight hits as right fielder Taylor Brandt led the way by going 2-3 with two runs and four RBI in a mercy-rule victory. Eastern Nazarene starting pitcher Elisabeth Schaffer allowed just two hits and fanned eight in five innings to collect the win.
For the Monks, seniors Maizie Lee (Saco, Maine) and Madisyn Charest (Sidney, Maine) notched a single apiece and senior starter Kate Whitney (Jonesboro, Maine) took the loss after allowing 10 runs (six earned) off seven hits and two walks with one punch-out in three innings. Freshman Meredith Pence (Remington, Va.) struck out five batters in two excellent innings of relief.
LORAS 10, SAINT JOSEPH'S 2:
Loras put up crooked numbers in the second and third innings, as the Duhawks scored four off four hits and an SJC error in the former and three runs off two hits and another Monks miscue in the latter to claim a 7-1 cushion.
Madison Doubek was the Duhawks' lone repeat-hitter and was 2-3 with two runs and a pair of RBI while senior pitcher Emily Reilly earned the win after allowing two runs off six hits and four walks with six K's in five innings.
For the Monks, senior second baseman Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) was 2-3 with a run and an RBI and junior Megan Eagleston (Reading, Mass.) went 2-3 with an RBI in the loss. Freshman starter Sydney Hatch (Newburgh, Maine) falls to 0-1 on the season after giving up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in three innings.