Friday, March 20, 2009


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."