Wednesday, May 2, 2012

University of Albany Softball Completes Home-And-Away Series Sweep Over Siena - UAlbany Sports 2012

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Loudonville, N.Y.- Vicky McFarland and Alexa Toole each tally a home run en route to non-conference double header sweep over crosstown rival Siena, 8-0 and 6-2, on Tuesday, May 1 at Siena Field. UAlbany improves to 33-10 overall while Siena falls to 18-30.

Brittany MacFawn (17-4) threw her fourth consecutive one-hitter in game one, striking out 10 batters and not allowing one walk. This was MacFawn's eighth 10-plus strikeout performance of the season.

After through two scoreless innings, UAlbany (33-10) scored two in the top of the third with a Charlise Castro two-run double up the middle. Then in the fourth, the Great Danes would load up the bases and Siena pitcher Jessica Sandrini would walk in two more to add onto the deficit, 4-0.

Both McFarland and Toole would each hit two-run homers, one to deep center and one to right, in the top of the fifth to enforce the "eight-run" rule after MacFawn went 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the inning.

Game two, UAlbany jumped out to a 2-0 lead from a two-run double off the bat of catcher Kylie Apostolina.

Siena would cut into the lead, 2-1, with a Sandrini RBI-single to left to drive in Sarah Milligan.

The Great Danes would score four more, two in third, one in the fourth and one in the fifth, as insurance runs for Brittany Schwieger (14-4). Schwieger would allow just two runs in her 12th complete game, giving up seven hits and striking out seven.

UAlbany would finish out the 2012 season with its final America East weekend series against Stony Brook, beginning on Saturday, May 5 at Stony Brook, N.Y. (1pm).

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