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Softball Improves To 9-5 In League Play With Great Northeast Twinbill Sweep Of Emmanuel

Friday, April 11, 2008
Puopolo Field, Boston, Mass.

     123 456 7  R H E
Emmanuel (0-21-1, 0-11-1 GNAC)  000 000 0 - 0 3 1
Suffolk (9-14, 8-5 Great Northeast) 020 111 x - 5 11 1
EMM: Christina Lacoste and Sarah Palmer-Thompson
SUF: Jess Ferreira and Ashley Gaboriault
WP: Ferreira (6-7) LP: Lacoste (0-11)

     123 456 7  R H E
Emmanuel (0-22-1, 0-12-1 GNAC)  004 000 0 - 4 9 4
Suffolk (10-14, 9-5 Great Northeast) 341 000 x - 8 10 1
EMM: Christina Lacoste, Stephanie Rege (3) and Sarah Palmer-Thompson
SUF: Jenna Mourey and Ashley Gaboriault
WP: Mourey (4-6) LP: Lacoste (0-12) Home Run: SUF – Jess Ferreira (7)

BOSTON, Mass.--  Junior Jess Ferreira (Cambridge, Mass.) rapped out five hits and drove in five runs at the plate while tossing a three-hit shutout on the mound to lead Suffolk to a sweep of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball doubleheader from Emmanuel by scores of 5-0 in the opener and 8-4 in the nightcap in games played Friday afternoon at Puopolo Field.

Ferreira went 3-for-4 in the opening game triumph for the host Rams (10-14, 9-5 Great Northeast), who jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead on an RBI single by senior Jenna Mourey (Rochester, N.Y.) and a bases-loaded walk to junior Marie Trainor (Winthrop, Mass.), and Suffolk tacked on single tallies in the middle innings, highlighted by an RBI single by sophomore Angela Cole (Plainville, Mass.) and a run-scoring triple by Ferreira, who went the distance and struck out five to pick up her sixth win of the season.  Cole and Mourey each had two safeties as part of an 11-hit attack in the opening contest for the Rams, as sophomore Erin McSheffrey (Woburn, Mass.) collected two hits in the first game for the visiting Saints (0-22-1, 0-12-1 Great Northeast).  Freshman Christina Lacoste (Belchertown, Mass.) went the distance as well inside the circle for Emmanuel, as she struck out one.

Suffolk jumped out to a 7-0 lead through two innings of the nightcap, as RBI singles by Ferreira, Cole and freshman Jessica Kehlenbach (Bethany, Conn.) staked the hosts to a 3-0 first inning advantage.  Ferreira’s seventh home run of the spring accounted for three of the four second inning tallies for the Rams, as freshman Jacky Swift (Cranston, R.I.) added an RBI single, but the Saints answered back with four runs in the third, as a two-run double off the bat of senior Jennifer Walsh (Westfield, Mass.) that was sandwiched between RBI singles by McSheffrey and senior Stephanie Rege (Chicopee, Mass.) enabled Emmanuel to climb back to 7-4.  Trainor crossed the plate on an error in the bottom of the frame to close out the scoring on the day, as Mourey went the distance to pick up her fourth win of the season for Suffolk in scattering nine hits and fanning four.  Cole and Swift joined Ferreira in rapping out two hits each for the Rams, while McSheffrey capped a five-hit afternoon with three more safeties in the nightcap for the Saints, as Rege chipped in with a pair of hits as well for Emmanuel.

Both teams will host Saint Joseph’s (Maine) in their next respective Great Northeast doubleheaders, as Suffolk squares off with the Monks on Saturday afternoon at Puopolo Field beginning at Noon before Emmanuel hosts Saint Joseph’s on Sunday afternoon across town at Roberto Clemente Field at Noon.