Softball Splits With Albertus

Softball Splits With Albertus

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Saint Joseph softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Albertus Magnus Wednesday in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action.

The Blue Jays won the opener 3-1 before the Falcons grabbed the late game 11-7. USJ ended the day 24-10 overall and 14-6 in the GNAC; Albertus Magnus is 20-12 overall and 11-9 in the conference.

USJ scored two runs in the first inning of the first game to lead 2-0. Morgan Skoly (Vernon, Conn.) singled to right and Patti Sciglaimaglia (Norwalk, Conn.) homered to center. It was seventh of the year, breaking the USJ single-season record she shared with Ashley Gall, who hit six in 2013.

Albertus got one back in the second when Maxine Sanchez (Corona, N.Y.) led off with a single and eventually scored on an infield error. USJ concluded the scoring when Sarah Ercoli (Plainville, Conn.) singled with one out and scored on a two-out, RBI-double from Mary Sciglimpaglia (Norwalk, Conn.)

Patti Sciglimpaglia allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked five for her 15th win of the season.

Albertus scored the decisive second-game runs early, putting up five runs in the second inning and four more in the third. Alyssa Puccilli (Milford, Conn.) went 4-for-5 with five RBI for Albertus.  She had a two-run single in the second inning, an RBI-single in the third, a two-run double in the fourth and a single in the sixth. Melissa Castillo (Taftville, Conn.) also had a key, two-out, two-run single to cap the second-inning rally.

For USJ, Mary Sciglimpaglia had three hits, and Skoly, Ercoli, Patti Sciglimpaglia and Ashley Tucker (Middletown, Conn.) had two hits apiece.

USJ is at Johnson & Wales, Sat. April 30, in a conference doubleheader at noon. Albertus hosts Emmanuel in a GNAC twinbill, also Saturday at noon.