The Saints openend their 2018 season with a loss to Alma Friday afternoon in Clermont, FL.
The game was the tale of two versions of the Saints as they played flawless defense in the first three inning behind Tori Harding, making her first college start. Mercyhurst was ahead 1-0 behind the solo home run from Wilmari Guzman, who blasted an 0-2 pitch over the left field wall in the second inning.
In the fourth, Harding lost her control and the Saints defense fell apart, giving up seven runs to put Alma in control.
Alya Bragg added a double for the Saints in the loss.