Canisius sweeps Broncs

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: April 22, 2017
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Courtesy: Claire Leger
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJAmanda Crimarco (Levittown, NY/Kellenberg) finished with three hits, but the Rider University softball team was swept by Canisius, 15-1 and 13-5, Saturday afternoon at Herb & Joan Young Field. With the losses, the Broncs slip to 6-31 (1-9 MAAC), while the Griffs improve to 18-26 (6-6 MAAC). 

The Griffs capitalized on two walks and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases in the first, as Moriah Harris launched a grand slam to put Canisius on top, 4-0. The lead extended to 6-0 on a two-run double by Lauren Castro in the top of the second. The Broncs scored their lone run in the bottom of the frame, when Josettee Spencer (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) singled and Sabrina Torres (Clifton, NJ/Paramus Catholic) scored on a throwing error on the play to make it 6-1. But the Griffs scored nine times in the fourth and fifth innings to abbreviate the game.

Canisius scored the first 10 runs of Game 2, before Rider scored four in the bottom of the third. Kiera Swank’s (Bear, DE/Caravel Academy) RBI double got things started before Maddy Chain (Gloucester, NJ/Gloucester City) followed suit with an RBI two-base hit of her own. Two more runs scored on a single from Alexa Feliciano (Thousand Oaks, CA/Oak Park). But Canisius would score two more in the top of the fourth. The Broncs prolonged the game on Amanda Jordan’s (Somerset, NJ/Franklin Township) RBI single with two outs in the fifth, but would draw no closer.  

NOTES
Emily Oltman (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) was the losing pitcher in Game 1, allowing 10 earned runs on six hits and four walks in 3.1 innings pitched. She struck out four. 
Kaitlyn Kallert (Woodland Park, NJ/Passaic Valley) took the Game 2 loss in the circle, allowing eight runs, six earned, on nine hits and three walks in 2.1 innings pitched. She struck out three. 

BRONCS BY THE NUMBERS
Gabby Bram (Jackson, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), Swank and Chain added two hits apiece for the Broncs.
• Crimarco, Bram, Chain, Toni Nino (Adelanto, CA/Silverado), Torres and Brianna Parisio (Sayreville, NJ/Sayreville War Memorial) each scored a run, while Swank, Chain, Feliciano and Jordan each had one RBI. 

ON DECK
The Broncs return to action Sunday, when they play host to Niagara in a MAAC doubleheader. The twinbill starts at noon, with Senior Day ceremonies preceding the game. 
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