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Softball Gains Split Of Great Northeast Twinbill With Rivier By Notching 6-4 Nightcap Triumph

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Puopolo Field, Boston, Mass.

     123 456   R H E
Rivier (15-8, 12-7 Great Northeast) 004 062  - 12 12 3
Suffolk (10-17, 9-8 Great Northeast) 004 000  - 4 4 3
RIV: Monica White and Jenna Beadle
SUF: Jenna Mourey and Ashley Gaboriault
WP: White (8-4) LP: Mourey (4-7)

     123 456 7  R H E
Rivier (15-9, 12-8 Great Northeast) 102 100 0 - 4 12 0
Suffolk (11-17, 10-8 Great Northeast) 302 100 x - 6 9 3
RIV: Monica White, Alexa Feener (3), Brenna Campbell (4) and Jenna Beadle
SUF: Jenn Mourey and Ashley Gaboriault
WP: Mourey (5-7) LP: White (8-5) Home Run: SUF – Jess Ferreira (8)

BOSTON, Mass.--  Junior Ashley Gaboriault (Sutton, Mass.) rapped out three hits and drove in the go-ahead run with a fourth inning double that enabled Suffolk to gain a split of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with Rivier Wednesday afternoon, as the host Rams notched a 6-4 victory in the nightcap after the visiting Raiders posted a 12-4 triumph in the opener in games played at Puopolo Field.

Gaboriault finished with four hits in the twinbill for Suffolk (11-17, 10-8 Great Northeast), which jumped out to a 3-1 first inning lead in the second contest on a Gaboriault RBI single and a two-run double off the bat of freshman Jessica Kehlenbach (Bethany, Conn.).  Rivier (15-9, 12-8 Great Northeast) evened matters in the third on a pair of RBI doubles by junior Ann Marie Day (Cornish, Maine) and sophomore Brenna Campbell (Nashua, N.H.), but the Rams took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame on Gaboriault’s run-scoring two bagger that was followed by an RBI single off the bat of sophomore Angela Cole (Plainville, Mass.).  The Raiders closed back to within one in the fourth on an RBI single by sophomore Monica White (Augusta, Maine),  but junior Jess Ferreira (Cambridge, Mass.) provided a key insurance run for the hosts in the bottom of the inning with her eighth home run of the season, as the visitors left the potential tying runs on base in their final at-bat.  Ferreira collected two hits in the nightcap triumph for Suffolk, as senior Jenna Mourey (Rochester, N.Y.) pitched both ends of the doubleheader for the Rams, allowing three earned runs in the second contest to notch her fifth win of the spring.  Campbell rapped out three hits in the nightcap setback for Rivier, which also received two hits from junior Jenna Beadle (Rumney, N.H.) as White took the setback on the mound in two-plus innings of work.

The Raiders jumped out to a 4-0 third inning lead in the opener on a two-run double by freshman Nikki Bondanza (Shrewsbury, Mass.), an RBI single by sophomore Sara Wilson (Stow, Mass.) and an error, but Suffolk answered back with four tallies of its own in the bottom of the frame, taking advantage of three errors and an RBI single by freshman Monica Cioffi (East Boston, Mass.).  Rivier took the lead for good with six runs in the fifth, highlighted by RBI singles off the bats of Campbell and Bondanza as well as a two-run double by senior Aimee Fullford (Londonderry, N.H.), and the visitors added two more in the sixth on Beadle’s two-run single to account for the final score.  Bondanza recorded three of Rivier’s 12 hits in the first contest, as White helped her own cause with three hits as well in going the distance on the mound for the Raiders, allowing one earned run and fanning seven.  Mourey allowed just three earned runs and struck out six in the opening setback for the Rams in going the route as well.

Both teams will host Saint Joseph’s (Maine) in their next respective Great Northeast twinbills, as Suffolk takes on the Monks on Thursday afternoon at Puopolo Field beginning at 3:00 p.m. before Rivier entertains Saint Joseph’s on Friday afternoon in Nashua, N.H. at 4:00 p.m.