Four seniors were recognized prior to the game
Brayden blasts her second homerun of the season
For the Skyhawks, Squeri pitched her seventh complete game of the season, striking out six batters and allowing only one run and four hits. Four Skyhawks tallied hits, including Lester, Carbone, Squeri and Erin Brayden (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy). Junior Brayden recorded her second-career homerun.
The Purple Knights got on base early in the top of the first, as Christina Brazeau singled up the middle with one out and advanced to second on a fielder's choice. Danielle Barbato was hit by a pitch, but Squeri got out of the inning with a ground out.
Stonehill tallied its first hit in the bottom of the second as Squeri drove the ball to center field, but was only advanced to second, as Danielle Brown retired the side for Saint Michael's.
As it was a pitcher's battle the entire game, Stonehill got up in the bottom of the fourth and with one out Carbone singled to left field with one out. Squeri popped out for the second out of the inning and Brayden followed up with a two-run blast to right center for her second homerun of the season, putting the Skyhawks up 2-0.
Stonehill got an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth, as Lester bunted as the leadoff and reached first. Jordan put pressure on the Purple Knights, as she got down a sacrifice bunt and reached first on a throwing error, putting Lester on third with no outs. Carbone followed the two with a long fly ball to left field, scoring Lester on a sacrifice fly. Brown finished the inning with two fly outs.
Saint Michael's was only able to get a run in in the top of the seventh, as Danielle Markowski homered to left field as the leadoff batter. Squeri retired the side with a strikeout and two groundouts.
Stonehill (11-22, 9-7 NE10) hosts Saint Michael's College tomorrow, Sunday April 23 for a doubleheader on Fr. Gartland Field with a first pitch slated for noon.
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