Monks Split with Saint Joseph (CT)

WEST HARTFORD, CT - St. Joe's (9-7, 4-2 GNAC) earned a split with GNAC opponent Saint Joseph College (CT) (2-2, 0-2 GNAC) on Sunday, losing game one 6-3 and winning the nightcap 6-1. FY pitcher Kiera Walsh (Benton, ME) allowed 4 hits and one earned run with 5 strikeouts to earn the win in in game two. JR Alysn Ludwig (Waldoboro, ME) and FY Alyssa Dunn (Standish, ME) combined for 11 hits in the two game set. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Standish, but due to poor field conditions the Lady Monks were forced to play the "home" games on the road.


Alysn Ludwig led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and later scored on an Alyssa Dunn base knock to give the Lady Monks an early 1-0 advantage.

The Blue Jays took the lead in the top of the second when starting pitcher FY Sara Dudley (Dover, NH) helped her own cause with a three-run home run. Saint Joseph increased their lead to 5-1 in the third inning when JR Katie Gaudiosi (Southington, CT) and JR Monica Lynch (Ludlow, MA) collected RBI's.

The Lady Monks rallied to score two runs in the fifth inning when JR Liz Jordan (Sandwich, MA) and SO Anna Willis (Gorham, ME) scored runs off of a SO Jillian Kimball (Albany TWP, ME) sacrifice fly and a SO Liddy van der Linden (Worcester, MA) single. St. Joe's was unable to get anything going offensively in the final two innings and St. Joseph (CT) scored an insurance run in the top of the sixth to earn a 6-3 victory.

For the Lady Monks, Dunn and Ludwig both collected 2 hits and SO Christy Wezowicz (Granville, MA) took the loss on the mound to fall to 3-4 on the season.

Saint Joseph College 6, Saint Joseph ME 3 (Mar 30, 2008 at Saint Joseph College) (Game 1)
Saint Joseph College 032 001 0 - 6 9 0 (6-5)
Saint Joseph ME..... 100 020 0 - 3 8 0
Pitchers: Saint Joseph College - Dudley. Saint Joseph ME - Wezowicz.
Win-Dudley Loss-Wezowicz T-1:23 A-34
HR SJC - Dudley.


Game two was a scoreless affair until the Lady Monks struck for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Anna Willis led off the inning with a walk and was driven in by an Alysn Ludwig triple. Ludwig proceeded to score on a Liz Jordan bunt single and Jordan was sent home by a Liddy van der Linden suicide squeeze to cap the scoring for the inning which saw St. Joe's stake a 3-0 lead.

Willis sparked the Royal Blue offense again in the sixth inning when she led off with a single, stole second base and scored on a Saint Joseph (CT) error. Ludwig singled and scored a run and Dunn singled and registered an RBI in the inning.

St. Joe's starting pitcher Kiera Walsh cruised through the first five innings, allowing just one Blue Jays baserunner to reach and striking out four. Saint Joseph (CT) would score their only run of the game in the sixth on a Monica Lynch sac fly.

For the Lady Monks, Alyssa Dunn was 4-4 with an RBI, Alysn Ludwig was 3-4 with 2 runs and an RBI and Anna Willis and Liz Jordan both scored two runs. Walsh improved her season record to 6-3 with the complete-game effort.

The Lady Monks will travel to Boston, MA on Friday 4/4 to play GNAC foe Simmons College in a doubleheader that begins at 3:00 PM.

Saint Joseph ME 6, Saint Joseph College 1 (Mar 30, 2008 at Saint Joseph College) (Game 2)
Saint Joseph College 000 001 0 - 1 4 1 (6-7)
Saint Joseph ME..... 000 033 X - 6 12 1
Pitchers: Saint Joseph College - Bush; Dudley(5). Saint Joseph ME - Walsh.
Win-Walsh Loss-Bush T-1:25 A-32