LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Lyndon split a doubleheader with the College of St. Joseph Tuesday, winning the opener by a score of 16-9 before dropping the nightcap by a count of 12-8.
In the opener, the Fighting Saints jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning on run-scoring doubles by Maggie Miller, Krysta Konderwich and Sabrina Akrouk. Lyndon knotted the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the frame as Mindy Carl (Newport, N.H.) singled home a pair of runs and Brooke Dolloff (Rumford, Maine) swatted a three-run home run to right.
The Hornets took command of the game by scoring three runs each in the second and third innings. Kate Ste. Marie's (North Troy, Vt.) two-run double and a RBI single by Dolloff put Lyndon up 8-5 in the bottom of the second and a two-run single by Carl in the third all the runs it would need to secure the victory.
The hosts sealed the victory with a five-run sixth highlighted by RBI singles by Ste. Marie and Julia McNeil (lowell, Mass.) as well as a two-run single by winning pitcher Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.).
Sheridan, who relieved Lyndon starter Kiya DeWitt in the fifth, went three innings to get the win allowing no earned runs on three hits while striking out one and walking one.
Sheridan, DeWitt, Carl and Dolloff had three hits each for the Hornets while Ste. Marie chipped in two.
Miller went the distance in taking the loss, allowing 15 earned runs on 16 hits while fanning seven and walking two. Konderwich and Akrouk had three hits each for St. Joseph's
In Game 2, the Fighting Saints plated eight runs in the top of second and managed to hold off the Hornets long enough to earn a 12-8 victory.
Akrouk had a two-run double in the uprising while Allison Hinton drove home a pair of runs with a triple. Konderwich and Miller capped the rally with a pair of run-scoring singles. Lyndon fought back in their half of the inning, posting five runs to cut the St. Joseph's lead to three.
Gwyneth Stahl (Whitinsville, Mass.) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home a run and the tandem of Carl and Sheridan came through with a pair of run-scoring singles.
The Fighting Saints managed to regain momentum in the contest by scoring two runs in the fourth and single markers in the fifth and sixth to earn the win.
Jenna Crowley went all seven innings to get the victory, allowing eight earned runs and six hits while striking out 11 and walking nine. Konderwich had four hits in the contest and Miller added three.
Sheridan suffered the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits while fanning one and walking two. Sheridan and Carl had two hits each in the loss.
Lyndon (9-19) closes out its regular season Friday with a non-conference twin bill at Johnson State. Game time is 3 p.m.
By Bill Johnson, Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director