The Suffolk University softball team scored seven runs on nine hits off starter Allie Mussen to claim a 7-1 victory over visiting Brandeis University Monday afternoon at Puopolo Field in Boston.
Sophomore pitcher Jess Ferreira (Cambridge, MA) was brilliant, allowing no earned runs and striking out 11 in a complete game performance for the Rams.
After Suffolk's Jackie Zwicker (South Easton, MA) scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1, the Rams used consecutive three-run innings to pull away from Brandeis.
An Ashley Gaboriault (Sutton, MA) inside the park homer over the outstretched glove of the center fielder broke the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning. Erin O'Donnell (Groton, MA) added a two-run single to score Rachel Misuraca (Gloucester, MA) and Kellie Hurlock (East Lyme, CT) later in the inning to give Suffolk a 4-1 lead after three frames. O'Donell was 3-4 with 3 RBI.
Rebecca Barnett's (Hull, MA) RBI single in the fifth got the scoring started for the Rams in the inning as Gaboriault scored on the hit. The Rams took a 5-1 lead after a wild pitch scored Rebecca Schalit. O"Donell capped off the inning with an RBI single to give the Rams the 7-1 advantage.
Suffolk improved to 7-14 overall. Brandeis dropped to 11-11 with the loss.
By Philip Camara
Suffolk University Sports Information Intern