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Score: Emmanuel College, 7; Lasell College, 1 -- Emmanuel College, 11; Lasell College, 8

Records: Emmanuel College Saints, 11-9, 2-0 GNAC; Lasell College Lasers 3-15, 0-2 GNAC

Location: Boston, Mass. – Roberto Clemente Field

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Lead - The Emmanuel College softball team blasted six home runs to power past Lasell College, 7-1 & 11-8, Saturday morning in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action at Roberto Clemente Field.

Game 1

How it Happened

  • After the Lasers' bats were silent in the top of the first, EC freshman Grace Orcutt (Lexington, Mass.) and junior Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (Cambridge, Mass.) got things started for the Saints with home runs to make it 5-0. Orcutt blasted a two-run bomb before Ramirez-Tejeda added a three-run shot.
  • Ramirez-Tejeda extended the Saint's lead in the third to 6-0 with her second home run of the game, a solo blast to center field.
  • The Lasers earned their only run of the game in the top of the fourth with a solo home run from junior Victoria Spellman (Rocky Hill, Conn.) to cut the lead to 6-1. The homer was also the 100th career hit for Spellman.
  • In the fourth, Emmanuel freshman Renae Lacroix (Cumberland, R.I.) drove in the final run of the game for the Saint to account for the 7-1 final.
  • EC senior pitcher Megan Kieselback (Wethersfield, Conn.) worked six innings to earn the win and improve to 4-5 on the year in the circle while Orcutt pitched a scoreless seventh to preserve the win.

Game 2

How it Happened

  • Orcutt struck again in the bottom of the first to get things started for the Saints with her second moonshot of the morning, a three-run homer to give Emmanuel an early 3-0 cushion.
  • After senior Audrey Esakoff (Ventura, Calif.) doubled to left field in the second, senior Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) extended the Saints' lead with two-run inside the park home run to right field to bump the score to 5-0.
  • The Lasers got their first hit of the game in the fourth on an RBI double from junior Arianna Genovese (Rocky Hill, Conn.) to get one back at 5-1.
  • EC junior Sarah Hoisl (West Hartford, Conn.) added a few more runs for the Saints in the fourth with a two-run home run to make it a six-run cushion at 7-1.
  • Senior Kerry Sendrick (Medway, Mass.) drove in pinch-runner freshman Abigail Conley (Riverside, R.I.) on a single to center field in the fifth, 8-1.
  • Three RBI singles from Genovese, Spellman, and sophomore Hailey Haskins (Franklin, N.H.) drove in three runs for the Lasers to cut the lead in half at 8-4.
  • The Lasers tied the game in sixth after two walks drove in two more runs and Haskins scored on a wild pitch, 8-8.
  • The Saints regained lead in the bottom of the sixth on RBI singles from Orcutt and freshman Avery Webb (Hollis, N.H) which brought in a combined total of three runs, 11-8.
  • Orcutt recording her first collegiate win in relief, retiring the final out in the sixth while Kieselback came in to close the door in the seventh to record the save.


  • Orcutt finished the day going 6-for-7 at the plate, driving in six RBI while scoring three runs.
  • Ramirez-Tejeda finished the day going 3-for-6 at the plate with four RBI and two runs scored.
  • Emmanuel has now won seven straight games.


  • The Saints return to action for another GNAC twinbill playing host to Rivier University at 1/3:00 PM tomorrow afternoon.
  • The Lasers hit the road tomorrow for a GNAC pair in Providence, R.I. at Johnson & Wales University.