FORT MYERS, Fla. – University of Saint Joseph senior Patti Sciglimpaglia (Norwalk, Conn.) earned her third complete game victory of the season Tuesday as the Blue Jays defeated Kenyon 4-2 at the CenturyLinks Complex.
USJ would drop its late game of the day, 13-2 in five innings to Ausburg. USJ is now 4-2 on its spring training trip.
Sciglimpaglia, who was named GNAC Player of the Week Monday, allowed five hits, no earned runs, three walks and struck out 11. Isabella Russo (Southington, Conn.) had two hits and scored three of the Blue Jays' four runs and Haley McCall (Lebanon, Conn.) and Sciglimpaglia had two hits apiece.
Russo walked in the first inning and eventually scored on a wild pitch to stake USJ to a 1-0 lead. In the third, Russo led off with a single, advanced to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mary Sciglimpaglia (Norwalk, Conn.). The Blue Jays scored their final two runs in the fifth. McCall and Russo had consecutive singles to start the inning and Patti Sciglimpaglia doubled to left center to score McCall. Russo would come home later in the inning when Rachel Dube (Southington, Conn.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Augsburg had 10 hits and USJ made five errors in the late game. Emily Ference (Berlin, Conn.) had an RBI-single to score Morgan Skoly in the second for St. Joseph and Ashley Rzeszewski doubled off the fence in the fourth and eventually scored on an error.
USJ plays Minnesota-Morris (9 a.m.) and UMass-Dartmouth (11 a.m.) Wednesday in Naples, Fla.