St.Catharine College traveled to WV Tech for a 4 game series of non-conference play.
In game 1 of the series, Junior Sharonda Mangan took the mound and again she pitched well and hit well. She only allowed 3 runs to cross the plate, in the 14-3 win. The first run for the Lady Patriots was a homerun by Mangan.
Freshman Devin Gore went 1-1 with a homerun, 2 RBI's, and a walk. Sophomore Justine Paddock went 2-3 with a double, RBI, and a walk. Junior Mary Kate Hayes went 3-3 with a RBI. Mangan went 2-2 with a homerun, walk, and a RBI. Freshman Katelin Mulloy went 1-1. Freshman Emily Bucklew went 2-3 with a RBI. Freshman Jackie Schuler went 1-1. Freshman Nicole Mills went 1-2 with a walk and a RBI. Freshman Brooke Thompson went 1-1 with a RBI. Freshman Kasie Prather went 1-3 with 4 RBI's, a double, and a walk.
In game 2 of the series, Mulloy started on the mound. The Lady Patriots again came out swinging the bats putting up 7 runs to WV Tech 5 runs. Sophomore Amber Matteoli entered the game bottom of the 3rd and finished the game having 11 strike outs and only giving up 2 hits.
Mills went 1-2 with a double. Prather went 2-2 with a homerun and 2 RBI's. Paddock went 1-3 with a walk. Mangan went 1-3 with a walk. Freshman Laura Mattingly went 2-3 with a homerun and 2 RBI's. Matteoli went 2-2 with a RBI. Sophomore Jessica Ricketts went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI's.
"Day 1, was a good start to the series, the opportunity for some of my young players to step up and get the job done has been great. I thought we played well both games, now we have to do the same thing tomorrow", says Coach Smith after day 1.
Day 2, game 3 of the series, Matteoli started on the mound and pitched well with great defense behind her in the 10-0 shut out. Matteoli allowed no hits, 8 strike outs, and 1 walk, for her 2nd NO HITTER at St.Catharine.
Junior Megan Cheuvront went 1-3 with a double and 3 RBI's. Freshman Amber Ross went 1-1. Junior Casey Crouch went 1-3. Gore went 1-1. Matteoli went 1-3 with a walk. Paddock went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI's. Hayes went 1-2 with 2 walks. Mangan went 1-3. Mills went 2-3 with a homerun, 4 RBI's, and a walk. Schuler went 1-3. Prather went 2-3.
Day 2, game 4 of the series, Mangan started on the mound giving up only 3 hits and allowing 2 runs to cross the plate. Mulloy came in the 5th inning and finished the game only allowing 1 hit, making the final score 9-2 Lady Patriots.
Paddock went 3-3 with a homerun, walk and a RBI. Hayes went 1-3 with a double, walk, and a RBI. Mangan went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI's. Mulloy went 1-1 with a RBI. Mills went 2-4 with 3 RBI's. Prather went 1-2. Thompson went 2-2 with a RBI.
Head Coach Holly Smith's comments after the series: " I am very excited about Amber Matteoli pitching another no hitter. That is something that is very rare and she has done it twice in two years here at St.Catharine. I think all of our pitchers have that ability. We are pitching pretty well right now. These were fantastic wins. I love it when we put the bat on the ball and not only that but we had 6 homeruns in the series all by different players, four of which were freshman. When we hit well we play well."