MONDAY, APRIL 29 // 3:30 PM // 5:30 PM
BOSTON – Suffolk softball will cap off its 2019 GNAC regular-season slate Monday, April 29 with a trip to Saint Joseph's (Maine). The Rams and Monks will open their conference double feature with a 3:30 p.m. first pitch.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk softball overcame a five-run deficit to force extra innings, but did not carry the momentum over and Johnson & Wales did to take down the Rams, 10-6, in the nightcap of a GNAC double feature Sunday afternoon at Robert Clemente Field.
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Suffolk was swept in its weekend action by Johnson & Wales to dip to 19-16 on the year and 9-5 versus conference competition.
The Rams rely on the bats of Caitlin Murphy and Jaclyn Flint to spark their offense. Murphy, who is the biggest threat on the bags with a conference-best 23 stolen bases, boasts a slash line of .424/.504/.525 with 42 hits, 11 RBI and 26 runs scored. Flint, meanwhile, has a team-high 44 hits and 26 RBI behind a .411 connection rate at the dish to go along with 22 runs scored.
Saint Joseph's (Maine) is on an eight-game skid after falling in both outings of a doubleheader at Saint Joseph (Conn.) Sunday to move to 10-19 on the year and 8-6 in league action.
Melodie Bailey's 34 hits lead the way for the Monks at the dish as the first baseman connects at a .391 rate for 15 RBI and 21 runs scored. Libby Pomerleau is also a threat at the plate with 26 hits on a .366 average to bring in 13 runs and score 22 herself.
SJC bounces back and forth between a pair of arms; Kate Whitney and Caitlin King. In 84.1 innings pitched, Whitney has put together an ERA of 4.40 with 38 strikeouts, while King, who has worked 79.1 frames, holds a 6.26 ERA with 28 Ks.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk has rattled off four straight wins over Saint Joseph's (Maine) including an extra-inning, walk-off win over the Monks in the 2018 GNAC Tournament to move to 15-19 all-time versus SJC.
WHAT'S TO COME?
Following the conclusion of today's GNAC doubleheader, the league will officially announced the bracket for the 2019 GNAC Softball Tournament with first-round action set to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30.