St. Joe's Breaks Out with Two Wins

FORT MYERS, FL - The SJC softball team improved their record to 3-5 with two lopsided victories on Friday. The women defeated Rockford College (IL) 9-3 in the first game behind a stellar effort from starting pitcher SO Christy Wezowicz (Granville, MA). St. Joe's earned a 10-2 win over Dominican University (IL) in the team's second game of the day. SO Jillian Kimball (Albany TWP, ME) notched 3 RBI's and pitcher FY Kiera Walsh (Benton, ME) got the win and did not surrender an earned run in the game.

In the first game of the day, St. Joe's was ahead of Rockford College 4-2 before scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth to gain a healthy seven-run cushion. Rockford added a run in the top of the seventh inning to make the final score 9-3.

JR Kim Bechard (Lewiston, ME) was 2-3 with a run and an RBI and SO Kayla Soucy (Colebrook, NH) was 1-3 with a triple and 2 runs scored in the win. Wezowicz gave up 6 hits and 4 walks and struck out 3 in the complete game victory.

St. Joe's used a 10-run second inning to defeat Dominican University (IL) 10-2 in five innings in the second game on Thursday. FY Ellen Neff singled home two runs and SO Jillian Kimball (Albany TWP, ME) hit a double with the bases loaded to collect 3 RBI's in the inning. Walsh went five innings while striking out three, walking one and allowing four hits.

JR Liz Jordan (Sandwich, MA) was 3-3 with a stolen base, FY Alyssa Dunn (Standish, ME) was 2-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI's and a double and both FY Cat DiSimone (Waterboro, ME) and Kayla Soucy went 2-2 in the game.

St. Joe's will play the final two games of their southern swing on Saturday against RPI at 1:00 PM and Olivet College at 3:00 PM.