TUESDAY, MARCH 26 // 3:00 PM //5:00 PM
EYES ON THE GAME
BOSTON – Coming off a doubleheader sweep of Roger Williams, Suffolk hits the road Tuesday, March 26 for a double feature at Brandeis. Game one is scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch at Marcus Field.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk softball closed out a doubleheader with Roger Williams Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 victory over the Hawks behind a complete-game effort from Hannah DelCervo in the circle at Rotch Field.
Suffolk leveled its record at .500 after sweeping a two-game series with Roger Williams March 24.
Centerfielder Caitlin Murphy has been a crucial ingredient to Suffolk's success this season as the rookie leads the way in hits (16), RBI (7), runs scored (8) and stolen bases (3) behind a slash line of .471/.537/.588. Kelly Keane and Ashley Zulla share second on the squad with nine hits apiece. Jaclyn Flint, who has seven hits, has brought in six runs and scored three herself.
Constance Phelan has been consistent in the circle and at the plate. The sophomore has produced the second-best batting average (.381), while her 3.50 ERA over 24.0 innings of work is second on Suffolk's staff. Hannah DelCervo's 1.87 ERA is the best of the five Rams' arms, while Kennedy Reyes, who has worked the most frames on the rubber (28.2 IP), holds a 4.15 ERA with 16 strikeouts.
GET TO KNOW THE JUDGES
Brandeis heads into Tuesday's tilt unbeaten, 8-0, and is coming off a sweep of Suffolk's GNAC counterpart Simmons Sunday afternoon.
Three different Brandeis bats hit over .500 in Scotti Todd (.577), Jolie Fujita (.567) and PJ Ross (.533). Fujita has registered a team-high 17 hits and scored 10 runs, which also sit atop the teams. Todd has produced 16 hits and brought in a squad-best 11 RBI.
A trio of different hurlers has taken the circle for the Judges this year. Sydney Goldman leads the way with a 1.12 ERA in four appearances and 25.0 innings. The freshman has sat down 25 hitters. Todd has earned the nod twice and made four appearances for a 3.18 ERA with 16 punchouts. Amidori Anderson has started two games and brings in a 3.00 ERA.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk trails the all-time series with Brandeis, 5-27.
- The Rams have lost 10 straight meetings with the Judges.
- Suffolk looks for its first win over Brandeis under Jaclyn Davis' guidance.
- Suffolk is in the hunt for its first win over the Judges since a 10-8, eight-inning decision April 7, 2009.
Caitlin Murphy of the Suffolk softball team was tabbed GNAC Rookie of the Week after helping the Rams sweep Roger Williams Sunday afternoon.
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Suffolk remains on road when it visits Curry Thursday, March 28 for a twinbill. Game time is set for 3 p.m.