Softball drops doubleheader to Siena Heights last Saturday

Team back for RSC games next weekend, host CCU and OCU at Fair Haven Park

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

Photo by Robert Berger
Senior pitcher Ashley Iagnemma took a one-hitter through the fifth inning against Siena Heights Saturday. Point Park however couldn’t hold on after allowing one run in both the sixth and seventh innings.

The Pioneers traveled to Adrian, Michigan this past weekend for a non-conference matchup against opponent Siena Heights, both games coming down to the last at bats.

Both senior Ashley Iagnemma and the Saints’ Kelsey Uhl were riding a one-hitter through 5.0 innings.

In the top of the sixth, the game was tied 0-0 before a few singles, a fielder’s choice, and a thrown-away ball allowed pinch runner Carissa Scekeres to reach home for the Pioneers.

Siena Heights created a run of their own in the bottom of the sixth with a bunt single, stolen base, a sacrifice bunt, and brought in with a sacrifice fly.

A sacrifice bunt for the Saints in the bottom of the seventh brought home the winning run and handed Point Park a 2-1 loss.

Juniors Chandler Krelow, Amber Cook, and Courtney Blocher each tallied one hit and freshman Taylor Goldstrohm had two hits throughout the game; four of the five hits came in the sixth and seventh innings.

Iagnemma was handed the loss despite only giving up four hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings.

Point Park came out in the second game looking for its first win in the last four games. The Pioneers built up a 2-1 lead through the first 1.5 innings, but Siena Heights scored one in the fourth, one in the sixth, and two in the seventh to dish out another loss to Point Park 4-3.

The Pioneers out-hit the Saints 9-7 in the second game, with sophomore Maddie Horn and freshman Hailey Leitner each going two for four. Krelow, Blocher, Goldstrohm, Scekeres, and senior Tiffany Edwards also had one hit apiece.

Senior Katie Tarr had the nod on the mound to start the second game, and pitched the first 5.0 innings, allowing just one run and four hits while striking out nine and walking two. Edwards pitched the remainder of the game and ultimately was dished the loss.

With these two losses, the Pioneers are now four and 13 overall and one and three in conference play, putting them second-to-last in the River States Conference (RSC) ahead of Ohio Christian.

The Pioneers will travel to Waynesburg University before returning to RSC play on Friday and Saturday, hosting Cincinnati Christian followed by Ohio Christian.