Spartan Softball Registers First Win of 2019 on Dilal Pitching Gem

Spartan Softball Registers First Win of 2019 on Dilal Pitching Gem

The St. Thomas Aquinas College Softball team rode the two-hit pitching performance of Adrianna Dilal and a seven-run, fourth-inning to defeat Merrimack College, 8-0 (Final/5-innings), to register their first win of the young season.

Dilal was in command throughout the game to record her first win as a Lady Spartan. She struck out four, walked one and also excelled defensively.

"Merrimack is a quality program from the Northeast-10 Conference so this is an important win," said STAC Head Coach Kristen Sullivan. "Adrianna had exceptional control today and used a variety of pitches to hold down a very strong lineup."

Kelcy McGeehan's two-out double gave STAC a 1-0 lead in the third inning before the pivotal fourth inning. Briana Keaveney and Ashley Landolina stroked run-scoring singles and Amanda Leone culminated the rally with three-run triple. Elise Oliande and Amanda Castro added two hits.

In the first game of the day, St. Thomas Aquinas dropped at 3-1 decision to Concordia College. Me'-Lani Kendle went 2-for-4 and scored the lone run of the morning opener. Colleen Borum (L, 0-1) gave up 3 runs on 6 hits, while walking two and striking out four over 6 innings.

The Spartans (1-3) continue their 12-game, 10-day Florida road trip with games Monday against Notre Dame College (Ohio) at 4pm and Holy Family University (Pa.) at 6pm.