How it Happened
A disastrous third inning did Rhode Island in as the Rams dropped the series finale at Saint Joseph's, 11-0 Sunday afternoon.
Leading 1-0, Saint Joseph's (12-20, 6-3 Atlantic 10) opened the home half of the third with three straight singles to load the bases. A passed ball brought in Amanda Kulp with the first run of the inning, and a sacrifice fly by Stacey Mayer drove in Jancarla Herrera with the second run of the frame.
A hitter batter and single loaded the bases again with one out. Madeline Brunck and Taryn Grober hit back-to-back RBI singles, and Molly Kapala lofted a sacrifice fly to make the score 6-0 with two down. A walk and a single loaded the bases one more time, and Herrera drove in Brunck with an infield single. With the bases still loaded, Caela Abadie launched a grand slam to left that capped the rally and put the Hawks up 11-0.
Rhode Island (6-22, 3-6 Atlantic 10) only managed to get one runner into scoring position against Saint Joseph's starter Ashley Ventura. Ventura (8-8) allowed just two singled and now walks over the first four innings to pick up the win.
Inside the Box Scores
- Senior Danielle Gariglio singled. She has hit safely in six of her last seven games.
- Junior Kylie Shivery had Rhode Island's other hit, also a single.
- Saint Joseph's was 4-for-4 with the bases loaded.
- Rhode Island was 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position during the three-game series.
Stat of the Day
10 – Saint Joseph's scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third inning, marking the second time this season an opponent has scored 10 in one inning.
Rhode Island returns home for more Atlantic 10 action when it hosts Massachusetts for a doubleheader Wednesday, April 12. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m.