College of St. Joseph's 2017-2018 softball team debuted Saturday at NHTI in the first round robin tournament of the fall season. The squad went 2-0, taking down SMCC 9-2 and NHTI 3-1.
Jenna Crowley pitched to the tune of her first win of the season with a five-hitter and five strikeout display in the Fighting Saints' impressive 9-2 victory over the Seawolves. Crowley also recorded two RBIs off a hit. Freshmen Vanessa Quigley and Lena Tirotta were the leading hitters for the Saints, with two apiece. Quigley also provided two RBIs, as did Shelby Fenton.
In CSJ's 3-1 contest with NHTI, Lena Tirotta picked a runner off second with the bases loaded and just one out in the 7th inning, helping the Saints clinch the win. Freshman McKenzie Ebert pitched a six-hitter for her first career win. Vanessa Quigley led the offense with two hits, two RBIs. Shelby Fenton hit a double, while Arielys Rodriguez, Crowley, Tirotta and Ashley Vasas also provided hits in the contest.
The Fighting Saints travel to South Portland, Maine for a tournament hosted by Southern Maine Community College on Saturday, Sept. 23. There, they will play NHTI and Great Bay Community College.