Saints Softball Opens 2016 With a Victory

Saints Softball Opens 2016 With a Victory

Mercyhurst North East opened the 2016 season with energy Friday morning and they won 8-0 over Augustana JV in Clermont, FL. This was the first of 16 games the Saints will play over the next 11 days.

The Saints got off to a fast start when Emily Foy hit a bases loaded single to score two runs in the bottom of the first. The Saints would score in every inning except the 3rd as they took care of business in a five inning affair.

Mackenzie Hawley led the Saints with a 3-for-3 effort at the plate. She also scored three runs to lead the Saints. Foy had two hits and three RBIs while Kim Burdett added a two run double.

Kiersten Coho was sharp and efficient in the circle. The sophomore allowed just two hits in her shutout. She only threw 62 total pitches to earn her first victory of the year.