April 17, 2005
The Fairfield University softball team suffered a pair of setbacks to Manhattan College this afternoon at Alumni Softball Field, the team's first two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) losses of the season. The Stags own a 23-17 overall record and a 4-2 MAAC mark after the 3-1 and 7-0 losses.
The Stags led just once in the doubleheader, scoring a first-inning run in the opener. Tara Hansen was hit by a pitch, and went to second on Julia Jacoby's sacrifice bunt. Hansen took advantage of a pair of passed balls which allowed her to move to third and eventually home for a 1-0 Fairfield advantage.
The lead held until the top of the fourth inning when Kiera Fox launched a two-run homer to dead-center field, about 235 feet away. Kerry Cook added the final run of the game with a loop single to right center field. Sylvestre went the distance and yielded just five hits, four of which came in that three-run fourth inning.
Fairfield's offense never really found its stride in the second game, as no Stag managed a hit through the first three innings. Fairfield strung together all three of its hits in the fourth inning, but could not push a run across as it left three runners on base. Manhattan used a quick three-run first inning to take control of the game, registering four hits against starter Ringnalda.
Cagney Ringnalda was the only Stag to have a hit in both games vs. Manhattan