St. Joe's Splits with Simmons College

BOSTON, MA - The Lady Monks earned a conference split with Simmons College on Tuesday afternoon, 4-2 and 0-8. Freshman pitcher Kiera Walsh (Benton, ME) earned the victory in game one. St. Joe's is now 13-9 overall and 8-4 in GNAC play.


The Lady Monks secured a 1-0 lead in the first inning when JR Alysn Ludwig (Waldoboro, ME) reached with a walk and scored on a misplayed ball hit by SO Jillian Kimball (Albany TWP, ME).

Simmons retaliated with back-to-back solo home runs from SR Ann Talarico (Ware, MA) and FY Dannie Szabo (White Plains, NY) with two out in the bottom of the first to take a two run lead.

St. Joe's rallied for two runs in the top of the second to regain a one-run advantage, 3-2. Alysn Ludwig registered both RBI's in the inning with a two-out single that scored SO Kayla Soucy (Colebrook, NH) and FY Cat DeSimone (Waterboro, ME).

The Royal Blue added an insurance run in the 6th inning when SR Megan Farrell (Abington, MA) scored on a Kayla Soucy single.

After allowing two long balls in the first inning, Kiera Walsh cooled the Sharks' bats to allow the SJC offense to pull out the victory. In seven innings of work, Walsh allowed 6 hits and one walk while striking out 7 to earn her ninth victory of the season.

Kayla Soucy was 2-2 with a run and an RBI, Alysn Ludwig went 1-3 with 2 RBI's and Cat DeSimone was 1-3 with a run scored for the Lady Monks.

For the Sharks, Ann Talarico was 2-3 with the solo home run and SO Leah Derderian (Boylston, MA) was 2-3. Starting pitcher JR Kelsey Hasick (Santa Monica, CA) takes the loss.

St. Joe's (ME) 4, Simmons 2 (Apr 08, 2008 at Boston, Mass.) (Game 1)
St. Joe's (ME)...... 120 001 0 - 4 4 0
Simmons............. 200 000 0 - 2 6 2
Pitchers: St. Joe's (ME) - Walsh. Simmons - Hasick; West(6).
Win-Walsh Loss-Hasick T- A-0
HR SIM - Talarico; Szabo.
Hasick faced 1 batter in the 6th.


The Lady Monks offense was stymied by the pitching of Simmons starter SO Sammi Letizio (Windham, NH) in game two. The ace pitcher was flawless through 4 2/3 innings of work before SJC senior designated hitter Megan Farrell recorded a single to break up the perfect game bid.

The Simmons offense provided Letizio with plenty of run support as the Sharks scored once in the first inning, four times in the second and tallied 2 more in the 4th to take a 7-0 lead. The Sharks would score another run in the 5th inning to induce the mercy rule.

Lady Monks starting pitcher SO Christy Wezowicz (Granville, MA) allowed 8 hits, 5 walks and 7 earned runs while striking out 4 to take the loss.

For the Sharks, Letizio allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out 5 to improve her season record to 11-2. Ann Talarico was 3-3 with 2 runs and 3 RBI's and FY Annie Thompson (Pacific Palisades, CA) was 2-3 with 2 runs scored in the victory.

Simmons 8, St. Joe's (ME) 0 (Apr 08, 2008 at Boston, Mass.) (Game 2)
St. Joe's (ME)...... 000 00 - 0 1 2
Simmons............. 140 21 - 8 8 0
Pitchers: St. Joe's (ME) - Wezowicz. Simmons - Letizio.
Win-Letizio(11-2) Loss-Wezowicz T- A-0

St. Joe's will play host to GNAC opponent Mount Ida College (MA) on Friday, 4/11 in a doubleheader that is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.