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Isabella Picard
Courtesy: Atlantic 10
Hawks Fall To Saint Louis, 6-5, At A-10 Softball Championship
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/08/2014

BRONX, N.Y. - The third seeded Saint Joseph's softball team fell to second seed Saint Louis, 6-5, at the Atlantic 10 Championship Thursday afternoon at Bahoshy Field. The Hawks will now face fifth seed Dayton tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in an elimination game.

After two scoreless innings to start, the higher-seeded Billikens jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third as it took advantage of a SJU fielding error with two outs.

The Hawks (21-19) answered back in the top of the fourth as they scored five times to take a 5-4 lead. Shortstop Nicole Palase led off with a bunt single and first baseman Ashley Alden followed with her team-leading fifth home run of the year to cut the deficit to two.

With runners at second and third and one out, right fielder Isabella Picard doubled to right center, allowing Morgan Earling and Traneya White to score and tie the game at 4-4. Left fielder Melissa Ruf followed, doubling home Picard to give SJU the edge.

Unfortunately for the Hawks, Saint Louis would tie the game on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fourth and regained the lead in the fifth on a RBI single by Hailey Weavers.

Saint Joseph's would have a chance to tie it in the top of the seventh as Alden drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by catcher Hannah Dionne. Alden would move to third on a ground out, but the Billikens would strand her there with a ground out to third base to end the game.

At the plate, Ruf and second baseman Sarah Yoos were both 2-for-3, while Picard and Alden each finished with two RBI.

In the circle, Anna Lauterbach was the hard-luck loser, falling to 5-3 on the season after allowing just one earned run over 1.2 innings of work. Starter Niki Carillo allowed one earned run over 2.2 innings, with reliever Emily Rogers throwing 1.2 shutout innings.

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