Saturday, March 17, 2007

Softball Wins Two

The Stags opened the Aztec Classic with two wins on Friday, the first over Miami (OH) and the second in the nightcap versus Iona.

The first game was close throughout as Miami (OH) and Fairfield traded scores. Eventually, the Stags broke through with a two-run inning in the top of the fourth, only to have the Redhawks come back to score four in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. However, Fairfield was able to put two on the board in the top of the seventh and hold Miami to get the win. Senior Cagney Ringnalda pitched the entire game and had a pair of hits as well.

In the nightcap, Fairfield beat previously undefeated Iona by the score of 6-5. The Stags were behind early 5-1, but were able to put runs on the board in each of the last three innings to come back. They won on a single by freshman Meghan Borst with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Borst also pitched the last four innings to record the win.

Fairfield will continue to play in the tournament on Saturday against Fordham and San Diego State.

-Chris Simmons

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