Saints Sweep Golden Tornadoes 9-0, 6-2; Gahan Sets Home Run Record

Saints Sweep Golden Tornadoes 9-0, 6-2; Gahan Sets Home Run Record

(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) – The Thomas More College softball team traveled to Beaver Falls, Pa. today to take on PAC competitor Geneva College in a softball doubleheader. The Saints swept the Golden Tornadoes 9-0 in five innings in game one and 6-2 in game two. With the wins, the Saints improve to 18-12 overall and 10-0 in the PAC.

In game one, both teams were scoreless until the fourth inning where the Saints scored four runs. Andrea Gahan hit a solo home run. Amanda Lloyd reached first on an error, advancing Kenzi Dickerson and scoring Mary Beth Odom and Sammy Sagers. Laura Finke doubled to left field, advancing Lloyd and scoring Dickerson. In the fifth inning, the Saints continued their momentum at the plate, scoring five more runs. Gahan homered scoring Alix DeDreu in the process, and Finke singled and advanced to second on an error, scoring Lloyd, Teresa Urban, and Sagers.

In the second game, the Saints were the ones to score first in the second inning. Lloyd doubled to left field, scoring Bree Appel and Sagers. In the third inning, DeDreu singled to right field, advancing Dallis Knotts to third and scoring Finke. Gahan singled to center field, advancing DeDreu and scoring Knotts. Odom singled to center field, advancing Gahan and scoring DeDreu. Gahan stole home after Odom was out at second. Geneva attempted to shorten the 6-0 lead the Saints built, but only managed to put two runs on the board.

In game one, Finke went 2-4, Gahan went 3-3 with two runs scored and two RBI's off two home runs, and Sagers went 1-2, scoring two runs. DeDreu was on the mound for the Saints, facing 21 batters for zero runs off of three hits, including five strikeouts.

In game two, Gahan went 2-4, with one run and one RBI, Lloyd went 2-2 with two RBI's, and Odom went 1-2 with one RBI. Hannah Sprague was on the mound for the Saints in game two, facing 30 batters for two runs off six hits and one strikeout.

Gahan, with her two home runs in game one, became the leader for Thomas More home runs hit in a single season with 14 so far this season.   She broke the previous mark of 13, which was set in 2009 by Brittany Wegman.

The Saints are back at home on April 21, hosting Grove City for a PAC doubleheader. The first pitch will go out at 1:00 pm.