Villanova takes two from Hall in softball double header

The Hall fell to Big East Rival Villanova University on Sunday, April 10 in both games of the double header. The first was a 10-3 defeat, while the second was a 9-5 loss.

Seton Hall Athletics

Seton Hall Athletics

In the first contest the Pirates were down early as the Wildcats scored four runs in the bottom of the first, three of which came from a double from senior Aleshia Ayers that drove in three runners.

Seton Hall managed to score in the third, fifth and sixth innings, but only mustered one run in each. Meanwhile, Villanova scored another six.

Junior Valerie Suto led the Hall with three hits in four at-bats, including an RBI. Senior Faith Laudano scored two runs, while freshman Chrisa Head chipped in the final run.

Seton Hall could not cool down the hot bats of the Wildcats in the second contest.

Tied up at 2-2 in the fourth, SHU freshman Ragen Reddick ripped a homer to center field. Head also earned a sacrifice RBI that advanced Suto home, but the lead would soon slip away.

Villanova got hot in the bottom of the fourth, scoring five runs, three of which were headlined by a two-run home run from sophomore Dana Morris. The Wildcats had three players with two or more hits, including sophomore Brittany Husky, freshman Hanna Lauren and junior Chase Snell.

Leading the charge for the Pirates in this second contest was junior Noel Lent, who went three-for-four including an RBI and a run. Freshman Destini Peck earned two RBI and Suto hit two-for-three with a run.

Freshmen duo Madison Strunk and Head split pitching duties in both games. Strunk gave up a combined fifteen runs on fourteen hits, while Head gave up five runs on ten hits across both contests.

The Pirates will have another chance to beat the Wildcats on Monday, April 11 when the teams close their three game series with a final contest at Villanova. The first pitch will be thrown at 4 p.m.

Kyle Kasharian can be reached at or on Twitter @ItsKyleKash.

Author: Staff Writer

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