CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Saint Joseph's softball team fell to Providence, 3-2, in its final game of the USF-Clearwater Parks and Recreation Showcase Tournament on Sunday.
A two-run double gave the Friars the lead in the top of the fifth, while Providence pushed its lead to 3-1 in the sixth on a sacrifice fly.
Making her collegiate debut in the circle, Carlie Mertz allowed just one earned and struck out three, but was credited with the loss.
SJU (7-6) wraps up its trip to Clearwater on Wednesday, March 13, when it takes on Purdue at 11 a.m.
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