When and Where: April 7, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (SNHU Softball Field)
Game 1: #16 Southern New Hampshire 2, Adelphi 1 (8 innings)
Game 2: #16 Southern New Hampshire 10, Adelphi 1 (5 innings)
Records: SNHU 27-4 (12-0 NE10, 6-0 NE10 NE), Adelphi 16-15 (9-4 NE10, 5-0 NE10 SW)
- Sophomore Emily Critch (Halifax, Mass.) went 4-for-7 on the day- she had two hits in each game, including her second homer of the season in game two.
- Sophomore Shay Sauvageau (Griswold, Conn.) hit a grand slam, part of a seven-run third inning that helped propel the Penmen to a 10-1 win in the second game.
- Freshman Emily Carbonneau (Lowell, Mass.) delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give SNHU a 2-1 win in the first game against the Panthers.
Game One: SNHU 2-1 (8)
- Adelphi took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Kailah Konkel doubled, was bunted to third, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Lauren O'Neill.
- It took the Penmen until the sixth inning to draw even. With Panther starting pitcher Ally Muller cruising along, SNHU drew a lead off walk by Erin Tyrrell (Milford, N.H.). After a sacrifice bunt by freshman Chloe Griffin (Salem, N.H.), Critch doubled to tie the score.
- Junior Maddy Barone (Halifax, Mass.), who improved to 14-1 with the win, set down the Panthers in order in the top of the seventh, and then doubled in the bottom of the seventh to give her squad two chances to get the winning run home. A couple of groundouts ended the inning, sending the teams to extra innings.
- Barone again retired Adelphi in order in the top of the eighth, but this time Southern New Hampshire was able to cash in. Walks to Tyrrell, senior Erin Garczynski (Norwood, Mass.) and junior Jordan Wade (East Taunton, Mass.) loaded the bases. Carbonneau smacked a single over the left fielders head for the game-winning hit.
Game Two: SNHU 10-1 (5)
- Sophomore Olivia Strasser (Rutland, Mass.) improved to 9-1. For the second consecutive day, she allowed only three singles in her outing.
- Both teams scored in the first inning. For the Panthers, Emily Whitman led off and was hit by a pitch. She moved to second on a groundout, to third on a single by Emily Turney, scoring on a groundout by Hannah Pineda.
- In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore Critch singled, scoring on a double by Wade as the Penmen drew even at 1-1.
- SNHU sent ten batters to the plate in the third inning, which included a single by freshman Chloe Griffin (Salem, N.H.) and a home run by Critch. The Penmen then loaded the bases on a walk to Garczynski, a single by Wade and Carbonneau was hit. Sophomore Jackie Gavin (Laconia, N.H.) reached on an error for one run, and Sauvageau blasted a grand slam to make it 8-1.
- Two unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning ran the score to 10-1.
- The game ended on the run-rule after Adelphi failed to score in the top of the fifth inning.
- During the current 19-game win streak, the Penmen have recorded nine shutouts, and outscored the opponent 99-11.
- Barone has 14 consecutive winning decisions since dropping the season opener to Slippery Rock in Myrtle Beach on February 15.
- The last time these NE10 teams had met was in the Championship Semifinals last May. Adelphi won that game 5-4 in eight innings.
- The Penmen will travel to Saint Michael's College on Tuesday for an NE10 Conference game at 3 p.m.
- The next home game for SNHU will be Friday, April 12, when they host Assumption at 5 p.m. The Penmen will also host the Greyhounds in a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 p.m., which will be carried by Fox College Sports.
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