Outscoring Rhode Island 25-1 in a doubleheader, the Saint Joseph's softball team completed its series sweep of the Rams with 15-0 and 10-1 victories on Sunday afternoon at the SJU Softball Field.
Coming off a 2-1 victory over the Rams on Saturday, the Hawks (12-11, 3-0 A-10) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the bottom of the second in game one and never looked back. Jancarla Herrera got the offense going with a three-run double to left field to make it 3-0. After an error and a sacrifice fly pushed the lead to 5-0, Molly Kapala singled to right center, scoring two more for the Hawks.
Saint Joseph's took advantage of two more Rhode Island errors in the third, with Kapala delivering the biggest blow with a two-run home run that made it 15-0.
In the circle, rookie Amanda Herr was in control throughout as she allowed just three hits to earn the win and improve to 4-0 on the year.
The Hawks carried their momentum on both sides of the ball into game two and quickly jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the first. Abadie drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 1-0, while Grober followed with a two-run double to extend SJU's lead.
A busy bottom of the third saw Saint Joseph's open a 10-0 edge as it scored seven runs on four hits and took advantage of an error, a passed ball, three walks and a hit-by-pitch.
Rhode Island (11-13, 0-3 A-10) would get a run back in the fifth, but senior Ashley Ventura closed the door with a game-ending ground out to shortstop.
Earning her second win in as many days, Ventura limited the Rams to just five hits as she improved to 8-8 on the season.
Kapala finished the day going 3-for-3 with five runs scored, four RBI, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
The Hawks return to action Wednesday with a doubleheader at Delaware. Game one is set for a 2 p.m. start.
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