Softball Drops Twinbill to Le Moyne, 0-2, 2-6

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College softball team came off its seven game winning streak and dropped a pair of games to Le Moyne College, 0-2 and 2-6 on Sunday afternoon as the Hawks wrapped up their seven game home stand at the South Athletic Fields.

With the pair of losses, the Hawks will drop to 10-13 overall and 8-5 in the Northeast-10 conference, while the Dolphins improve to a 9-11 record and 7-4 in the league.

The first game of the day's doubleheader was pitched by Tayla Trask (Lincoln, Maine). She threw seven innings, struck out eight and gave up five hits, which led to two earned runs.

Lauren Galavotti (Marion, Mass.) had the lone hit for the Hawks, a single in the bottom of the third. Nicole Boucher (Woonsocket, R.I.) added a stolen base for Saint Anselm.

The Hawks threatened in the bottom of the sixth when Boucher walked and Galavotti laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance her to second, but Le Moyne pitcher Sarah Harrison retired the next two batters to avoid any damage.

In game two, Saint Anselm had their first base runner on in the bottom of the opening inning when Boucher reached on walk and Galavotti laid down her second sac bunt of the day, advancing her to second.

Le Moyne put up two runs on three hits in the top of the second and added another in the top of the third for the 3-0 lead. The Hawks got one back in the bottom half of the inning when Hayley Lombard (Boynton Beach, Fla.) doubled down the left field line with one out. Boucher then flew out to right, advancing Lombard to third. Next to the plate was Galavotti, who singled to center plating Lombard.

The Dolphins added another in the top of the fourth, bringing the game to a score of 4-1, but the Hawks got the bats going in the bottom half of the inning when Monique Gauthier (Canton, Conn.) led off the inning with a double. Gauthier advanced to second on a fielder's choice and came around to score on a wild pitch and an errant throw from the catcher, cutting the lead to two at 4-2.

Le Moyne put up two more runs in the top of the seventh for the 6-2 lead and the Hawks couldn't make the comeback in their last at bat.

Trask started the game and went three innings, before Paige Cormier (Rochester, N.H.) came in to pitch the last four. The duo combined for four strikeouts and five earned runs.

The Hawks return to action Tuesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. when they travel to Bentley University for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/STAHawks) and following us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/STAHawks).