Broncs drop pair of close games at Saint Peter's

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: May 07, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
JERSEY CITY, NJ – Monica Clark (Bryn Mawr, PA/Archbishop Carroll) had a team-high four hits, including three doubles in Game 2, but the Rider University softball team was edged by Saint Peter's, 5-3 and 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Jaroschak Field. With the losses, the Broncs wrap up the season at 6-44 (1-19 MAAC). 

In Game 1, the Peacocks took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly to center in the bottom of the third. The Broncs tied the game on Alexa Feliciano's (Thousand Oaks, CA/Oak Park) RBI single in the top of the fourth to score Ellie Oruska (Chadds Ford, PA/Garnet Valley) and took the lead on Amanda Jordan's (Somerset, NJ/Franklin Township) RBI single to score Clark in the top of the fifth. Later in the frame, the lead extended to 3-1 on Maddy Chain's RBI double to plate Jordan. But Saint Peter's would get four in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-3 victory. The big blow came on Brianna Hutchinson's two-out, three-run double. 

In Game 2, the Broncs got a runner into scoring position in six of the seven innings, but couldn't score. The Peacocks plated runs in the first and sixth innings and got a complete-game shutout from Alyssa Ruiz for the 2-0 victory. 

NOTES
• Elyse Cuttic (Easton, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) took the loss in relief in Game 1, allowing three earned runs on four hits in one inning pitched. 
• Delany DeMello (Roseville, CA/Roseville) started Game 1 and took a no decision. She allowed two earned runs on six hits and five walks in five-plus innings pitched. She struck out four. 
• Kaitlyn Kallert (Woodland Park, NJ/Passaic Valley) was the losing pitcher in Game 2, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and a walk in 5.1 innings pitched. She struck out four. 
• Megan Ailand (Burlingame, CA/Burlingame) pitched 0.2 innings of relief in Game 2, allowing only a walk. 

BRONCS BY THE NUMBERS
• 10 different Broncs had a hit on the day, led by Clark with four hits, including three doubles in Game 2. 
• Jordan had three hits, including an RBI single and a run scored in Game 1 and a pair of doubles in Game 2. 
• DeMello also contributed with the bat with two hits in Game 1 and another in Game 2. 
• Josettee Spencer (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) had two hits on the day, including a triple. 
• Oruska also added a pair of hits, including an RBI single and a run scored. 
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