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Softball Gains Split Of Great Northeast Twinbill At Emerson With 6-4 Opening Game Triumph

SUFFOLK SOFTBALL
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Rotch Field, Boston, Mass.

GAME #1 FINAL:  SUFFOLK 6, EMERSON 4
     123 456 7  R H E
Suffolk (6-9, 5-2 Great Northeast)  100 030 2 - 6 7 2
Emerson (9-10, 5-4 Great Northeast) 001 100 2 - 4 7 3
BATTERIES
SUF: Jess Ferreira and Ashley Gaboriault
EME: Angela Jorgenson and Sierra Wood
WP: Ferreira (4-4) LP: Jorgenson (4-4)  Home Runs: SUF – Jess Ferreira 2 (6)

GAME #2 FINAL:  EMERSON 8, SUFFOLK 0
     123 45   R H E
Suffolk (6-10, 5-3 Great Northeast) 000 00 -  0 0 1
Emerson (10-10, 6-4 Great Northeast) 250 1x -  8 16 0
BATTERIES
SUF: Jess Ferreira, Jenna Mourey (2) and Ashley Gaboriault
EME: Lynn Herman and Sierra Wood
WP: Herman (5-2) LP: Ferreira (5-2)

BOSTON, Mass.--  Junior Jess Ferreira (Cambridge, Mass.) helped her own cause by belting a pair of home runs and driving in all six runs to lift Suffolk to a 6-4 opening game victory over Emerson in a split of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Rotch Field.  Freshman Lynn Herman (Boca Raton, Fla.) pitched a no-hitter and fanned nine in the nightcap to lead the hosts to an 8-0 victory.

Ferreira rapped out her fifth and sixth round-trippers of the spring for the visiting Rams (6-10, 5-3 Great Northeast) in the opening game triumph, as she staked Suffolk to a 1-0 first inning lead with an RBI single and gave her squad the lead for good with a three-run homer in the fifth that turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead.  Ferreira’s second round-tripper of the day, a two-run shot in the seventh, proved to be the margin of victory, as a two-run single by senior Lindsay DeStefano (Glocester, R.I.) in the bottom of the frame enabled the host Lions (10-10, 6-4 Great Northeast) to close to within two, but Emerson left the tying run at the plate.  Junior Marie Trainor (Winthrop, Mass.) added a pair of hits in the opening game win for Suffolk, as Ferreira went the distance in allowing seven hits and fanning eight to pick up her fourth win inside the circle.  DeStefano and senior Mallory Moretti (Westerly, R.I.) each had two hits in the setback for Emerson, as junior Angela Jorgenson (Dayton, Iowa) went the distance and struck out three in taking the loss for the Lions.

Herman overcame four walks to post her no-hitter in the nightcap for the hosts, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the strength of five second inning runs, two of which were provided by a DeStefano double.  Moretti collected three of Emerson’s 16 hits in the second contest, as Ferreira suffered the setback on the mound for the Rams.

Suffolk hosts Saint Joseph (Conn.) in a Great Northeast doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Puopolo Field beginning at Noon, while Emerson heads to Standish, Maine on Saturday afternoon to square off with Saint Joseph’s (Maine) in a Great Northeast twinbill that also begins at Noon.