Saints Advance to the Championship Game

Saints Advance to the Championship Game

In a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the Region Tournament, it was Mercyhurst's offense that dominated the game, getting 12 hits to score double digit runs. 

After Orange scored a run in the top of the first to take the lead, Emily Foy put the Saints on top with a two run homer in the bottom half. 

The Saints then scored 5 runs in the second inning, two on a single by Kim Burdett, and two more on a home run by Lauren Nickerson

Orange battled back to close the lead to 7-5 but the Saints responded with a three run fifth inning. Portia McBride, Kiersten Coho, and Christina Rice all singled home runs for MNE. 

Orange wouldnt go away as they kept hitting late and even had the tying run at the plate in the seventh inning before McBride struck out the final batter. 

McBride finished the game with 15 strikeouts to get the win. 

Burdett led the Saints with three hits while Rice, Coho, and Nickerson all added two. 

With the win, the Saints advance to the championship series Sunday at noon against Orange. Mercyhurst will need one win to win the Region while Orange will need to beat MNE twice.