04/17/2012 – Late inning fireworks earn the women's softball team a doubleheader split against Indiana Tech. The Saints overall record now stands at 21-18 and 4-4 in the WHAC, while the Warriors are now 20-25 on the season with a 3-3 record in league play.
Aquinas' Carlie Giarmo held Indiana Tech to three hits, but allowed one run for the Warriors in the second inning. The Saints' offense showed no support for its pitcher as they were shut out through six innings. The seventh inning brought on a spark the Saints were so desperately searching for. Aquinas loaded the bases with only one out, setting up an RBI opportunity for Whitney Stratton. Stratton capitalized with a base hit to right field allowing the tying and winning runs to score for the Saints. The 2-1 win over the Warriors brings Giarmo's overall record to 11-7.
The second game was also plagued with a slow starting Aquinas offense. Tech put up five runs against pitcher Becca Shineldecker in the first four innings. The Saints battled back in the fifth inning, scoring two runs on two hits. Aquinas bats really woke up in the sixth inning. An error by Indiana Tech allowed the lead off batter to reach base and timely hits by the Saints turned into four more runs, putting the Saints ahead 6-5. The Warriors answered back during the next half inning. Tech exploited defensive miscues by Aquinas to score the two runs that put them ahead. The Warriors then shut the door on the Saints in the bottom of the seventh. The 7-6 loss was charged to Becca Shineldecker, making her overall record now 7-3.
Aquinas is back in action on Saturday, taking on U of M Dearborn in conference play. The Strike-Out Melanoma Event, at Fuller Park, is being put on by the 1993 Aquinas Softball Team. Come out to root on your Saints and support a "Christy's Cause".