JOHNSON CITY, TN - The Saint Peter's University softball team split their contests on the first day of the ETSU Buccaneer Classic. The Peacocks defeated Jackson State in the first game 10-2 and dropped the second 9-1 to ETSU. The Peacock's overall record moves to 2-5.
"We had a real nice game in the first one with our offense firing on all cylinders. It was nice to see the SOCON 2017 Champs in game 2 as well," said head coach Chris Stelma. "They are a strong program coming off a championship and it's nice to play that type of competition early in the year as we prepare for MAAC play."
Game 1 vs. Jackson State
Saint Peter's defeated Jackson State in five innings. The Peacocks started Mary Mastriani who pitched 4.0 innings and had four strikeouts. Harley Connors led the team with two runs, three RBI's while Guevara followed with two runs and the first homer of the season.
The Peacocks scored five runs in the top of the first inning. Brianna Hutchinson hit a sacrifice fly with the base loaded allowing Shamer Sanchez to score the first run. Shortly after, Harley Connors singled to center field and Jackson State had a throwing error which advanced Feoli and Guevara across home for two runs. Barbara Verrastro hit a double and Connors scored the fourth run and Verrastro scored on a wild pitch. Jackson State scored a run in the bottom of the first and the Peacocks led Jackson State 5-1.
In the top of the second Alyssa Adams singled to left field, which advanced Verrastro to third and Schieler Collins scored. Sanchez grounded out to third base, Adams advanced and Verrastro scored. In the bottom of the third Jackson State scored another run and the Peacocks continued to lead 7-2.
Guevara hit a homerun to open up the fourth inning, then Collins scored and shortly after Connors singled to advanced everyone on base. Hutchinson hit a fly out to center field and Foeli scored, leading to the Peacocks winning the game 10-2.
Game 2 vs. ETSU
The Peacocks were only able to score one run against ETSU. In the top of the third Verrastro scored a run after ETSU threw a wild pitch. The Peacocks dropped the game 9-1.
The Peacocks will continue the tournament on Saturday. At 12:15 p.m. the Peacocks will play Jackson State and then have a shot of redemption against ETSU at 4:45 p.m.