Mercyhurst North East 12
Genesee Community College 4
The Saints offense continued to flourish as they tallied 14 hits against Genesee Community College on Wednesday afternoon.
Genesee, the defending conference champs, got on the scoreboard first with a solo home run to right.
After that, it was all Saints as Mercyhurst ended the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Kiersten Coho was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 in five inning of work.
Mercyhurst North East 10
Genesee Community College 6
Mercyhurst broke a 0-0 tie with nine runs in the bottom of the third inning and then held off a late Cougar rally to sweep Genesee in the Saints home opener.
For Mercyhurst, it was their ninth win in a row since returning from Florida.
After failing to score in the first two innings, the Saints five hits in the third inning to take control. After several hits and walks to increase the Saints lead to 5-0, Emily Foy highlighted the inning with a grand slam home run to deep center field.
Lea Thesien had a good outing for the Saints in the circle, going six innings and allowing just two earned runs while striking out three.
Mackenzie Hawley led the Saints with two hits while Foy accounted for seven of the Saints 10 runs. She scored three and drove home another four on her grand slam.
Mercyhurst is now 14-11 overall and 2-0 in the WNYAC.