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« on: April 18, 2017, 02:57:53 pm »

Unlike most of our series with A10 competitors which are 3 games, this will only be a DH.  It benefits Dayton and SJU to have had 3 games against them.  The first game in Olean starts at 1:00.

While the Bonnies are often near the bottom of the A10, they always give us very competitive games, including last year's two extra inning ones.

This year they are 10-28, 1-8, with their lone A10 win vs LaSalle.   They were run-ruled by SJU and Dayton.  They are the lowest RPI ranked A10 team at #274.

They hit only .225 as a team, have two players with power, and one with good speed.  They are not strong defensively and opponents steal a lot of bases on them.

Their pitching has an ERA of 4.64, and their most used pitcher, Josie Borysevicz, has a 3.96 ERA.  She does have about a 3:1 K:BB ratio, however.

Here's the SID's pregame write up and links to follow the games:  http://fordhamsports.com/news/2017/4/18/softball-travels-to-st-bonaventure-for-wednesday-doubleheader.aspx



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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 01:48:51 pm »

Quense is in the circle vs Borysevicz.  Storm is DP for Skrepenak (LF).  Figueroa and Van Hoven are still out.  I think the former may be back this weekend vs GW.  Rain is threatening.  It would be bad to have these two games (wins) rained out.  Most A10 rainouts are not made up.

In the first, Canessa and Hughes singled.  Mayer walked.  Shaw's sac fly scored a run.  A Johnston GB scored a run.
In the bottom half, Quense gave up a leadoff double but pitched her way out of it.  Rams up 2-0 after 1.

In the 2nd, Storm and Vergona singled.  Aughinbaugh lined out to RF, moving Storm to 3b.  Canessa singled home a run.  Hughes popped up to the pitcher but a throwing error scored a run.  Mayer grounded out as the rain is coming down harder now.
In the bottom half, Quense is having problems holding onto the wet ball.  She gave up a 1-out single off Johnston's glove at 3b, which could have been an error.  Then a soft LD single off Mayer's glove at SS, which also could have been caught.  Mayer then booted a GB to load the bases.  A single off Quense's, then Mayer's glove scored 2.  Another single off Quense's glove loaded the bases.  She then walked in a run on 4 pitches.  A bloop triple down the RF line skidded by diving Aughinbaugh scored 3 more runs before a fly out ended it.  Aughinbaugh is not an outfielder.  She's in the lineup for more offense.  All of the runs were unearned.  After 2, the Rams are down 6-4.

In the 3rd, Shaw hit an opposite field HR, her 11th.  Johnston singled.  Quense flied out to deep CF.  Storm was HBP.  Vergona walked.  Aughinbaugh walked home a run.  New pitcher, Wood (3.32 ERA) for the Bonnies.  Canessa singled home 2 runs.  Hughes bunted for an out.  Mayer walked to load the bases.  Shaw flied out to the CF wall. 3 LOB.
In the bottom half, Storm to 2b, shifting Hughes to SS and Mayer to 3b.  Quense retired the side in order.  Rams up 8-6 after 3.

In the 4th, Johnston lead off with a double.  Quense walked as the rain threatens again.  Storm popped up.  Vergona singled plus an error on LF allowed Johnston to score.  Aughinbaugh walked to load the bases.  Canessa hit a grand slam, her 4th HR this year and 7th RBI this game, on a 4/4 tear.  Hughes flied out.  Game coverage was lost so I don't know what Mayer did.
In the bottom half, the Bonnies got 2 on with not outs then Hughes made a throwing error at SS, scoring a run.   A hit to RF scored another run as Aughinbaugh threw the hitter out at 1b. Rams up 13-8 after 4.

In the 5th, Johnston grounded out.  Quense doubled to LCF.  A Storm fly out to RF moved Quense to 3b.  Vergona lined out to 3b.
In the bottom half, Shaw made a diving catch on a LD to 1b.  A GB and LD comebacker ended the inning.  Rams up 13-8 after 5.

In the 6th, Aughinbaugh got an infield hit.  Canessa singled (now 5/5) and a certain A10 POW.  Hughes walked to load the bases.  A Mayer sac fly scored a run.  Shaw was more or less intentionally walked, which loaded the bases.  Johnston singled home a run.  Quense doubled home 3 runs, bringing the run rule into play.  Storm singled.  New pitcher, Hicking (5.92 ERA) for SBU.  ergona singled home a run.  Aughinbaugh dropped in a single to load the bases.  Canessa singled (6/6) home a run, her 8th RBI.  Hughes grounded out, scoring a run.  Mayer doubled home 2.  Shaw popped up to finally end it.
In the bottom half, Stocks in to pitch for Quense, gave up a single but that was it.

Rams win 23-8 in 6 via the mercy rule.  That's a new team run record, beating the 22 we had against Temple in 2007.  We had more hits (25) once vs St. Peter's in 2010.  We had 21 hits in this one. Canessa had 6, (a new single game Ram record), Johnston and Vergona 3.  Canessa had 8 RBIs.  Mayer and Quense had 3.  Quense gave up 6 hits, no earned runs, had 2 Ks and 4 BBs.   We had 2 errors and a couple more that could have been errors, not to mention, Aughinbaugh's over-aggressive play in RF with the bases loaded.  We need our injured players back if we're going to win the A10.

We go to 33-12, 9-4.  GW beat GMU in their game 1 to give us a little breathing room in the standings. 

The second game should start at around 3:45. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 02:29:06 pm »

Why do we only play them twice?
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 02:38:02 pm »

Why do we only play them twice?
I think to even the total games played in conference.  Each team should play one competitor only twice, the rest 3 times.  We drew SBU.  UMass drew URI and SJU drew LaSalle.

I'm not sure how it is done, but there's probably some relationship to the prior year finish.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 03:51:49 pm »

In game 2 vs SBU, Aughinbaugh is in the circle for the Rams.  Hehir, (4.70 ERA) is pitching for SBU.

We have the same hitting lineup as the lst game with Quense at 1b defensively, Storm at 2b, Hughes at SS and Mayer at 3b.  Skrepenakin LF, Canessa in CF and Shaw in RF.

In the 1st, Canessa grounded out.  Hughes and Mayer singled.  A deep fly out by Shaw moved the runners up.  Johnston popped up.  2 LOB.
Aughinbaugh gave up an infield single.  Vergona threw a bunt attempt into RF, scoring a run, with the batter getting to 3b.  A GB to Mayer at 3b got the runner at home.  2 fly outs to LF ended it.  Rams down 1-0 after 1.

In the 2nd, Quense K'd swinging.  She takes more pitches than anyone else and often gets in a hole.  Storm grounded out.  Vergona singled and a WP moved her to 2b.  Aughinbaugh blooped a single, scoring Vergona.  Aughinbaugh stole 2b.  Canessa walked.  Hughes popped up.  1 LOB.
In the bottom half, Aughinbaugh gave up a single that Shaw let go by her in RF for an error, another case of a player not being in her usual position.  She gave up another single, got a K, Vergona threw the runner out at 2b, she gave up a walk, and (barely) got a force at 2b.  Game tied 1-1 after 2.

In the 3rd, Mayer singled.  Shaw hit a 2-run HR, her 12th, and 58th RBI. Johnston walked. Quense grounded out.  Storm tripled off the RF fence, scoring a run.  Vergona singled home a run.  Aughinbaugh bunted for a hit.  A bad throw on it moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd.  A Canessa sac fly scored a run.  Hughes doubled home a run but was thrown out at 3b.
In the bottom half, Aughinbaugh got a comebacker, a fly out, a single, and a K.  Rams up 7-1 after 3.

In the 4th, Mayer flied out.  Shaw hit another HR.  Her 2nd of the game and 3rd of the day.  Long gone!  Johnston singled.  Quense K'd again.  Skrepenak, PR-ing for Johnston, was called out for leaving too soon stealing 2b.
In the Bonnies' half, Aughinbaugh got a fly out, a GB out, gave up a walk, and got a K.  Rams up 8-1 after 4.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 05:07:03 pm »

In the 5th in game 2, Storm flied out.  Vergona doubled.  Aughinbaugh and Canessa flied out.  1 LOB.
In the bottom half, Aughinbaugh got 2 GB outs and a fly out.  Rams up 8-1 after 5.

In the 6th, Hughes walked.  Mayer doubled.  New pitcher, Hickling for SBU.  Shaw was intentionally walked to load the bases.  Skrepenak singled home a run.  A WP scored a run.  Quense walked, reloading the bases.  She wasn't pulled for a PR, so I'm thinking she's feeling better.  Storm singled up the middle, scoring 2.  Vergona popped up.  Aughinbaugh was out on a bunt attempt.  Canessa flied out.
In the bottom half, Aughinbaugh booted a comebacker.  She got a GB out that hit the runner, gave up a single, Quense missed a GB at 1b, got a foul pop, gave up a walk and a run, and a K to end it. 

Rams win 12-2 via mercy rule in 6. We're 34-12, 10-4.  Our next games are this weekend vs GW at home, the first game starting at noon on Saturday, which I probably can't cover.

We had 16 hits.  Mayer and Vergona had 3.  Shaw and Storm each had 3 RBIs.
Aughinbaugh gave up 5 hits, 2 unearned runs, with 3 Ks and 3 BBs.

We had 4 errors and our fielding percentage is dropping like a rock.  All 10 runs today were unearned.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 12:09:20 am »

Here's the SID's writeup of two games, inclusive of the record setting one:  http://www.fordhamsports.com/news/2017/4/19/softball-sets-program-record-with-23-runs-in-game-one-sweep-st-bonaventure-on-the-road.aspx?path=softball
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 11:09:29 am »

Why play only one team twice at all?  Is there some limit as to the amount of conference games you can play?   
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 11:15:14 am »

I have the same questions. The whole thing seems odd to me and a bit unfair*.

* I feel a tad bit immature even saying that.
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 02:23:29 pm »

And there winds up being actually 1 team not on others' schedule at all.  This year it was St. Louis for us; last year it was LaSalle. 

We play 23 regular season A10 games if we get them all in:  7 3-game series and 1 2-game series.  The weekend 3-game series allows for a flexible schedule, including moving games to Friday in order to try and get all of the games in.

This change came about a couple of years ago (2015?).  Previously, each team was scheduled twice.  There were (and still are) no makeups.  It infuriated Bridget when St. Joe's would call games on the account of rain/field conditions, when she felt the games were playable, if not on the then St. Joe's field, at least on an alternative field.  She thought St. Joe's was avoiding us to make the playoffs or get a better seed.

The end of year coaches' conference brought in the change to the new schedule.  St. Joe's since built their own field, which is more weather-friendly.

How they determine who doesn't get played by whom, I'm not sure but I'll try and find out.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 02:36:31 pm »

Thanks for the info, txram.

Thinking it through, the unbalanced schedule thing happens in other sports also, so I am not sure why this one seemed worse to me for some reason. It might be that I figured if you are going to play a team, might as well get 3 games in, but that requires 2 days.
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