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Big Weekend for Montez

The St. John’s softball team had a strong showing on the diamond last weekend as they picked up two wins at the University of Maryland Tournament.

Senior Chrissy Montez stepped up to the plate when it mattered most. The senior moved all over the field, playing every infield position for the Red Storm (3-9-1). She batted over .300 for the tournament and added two home runs to her weekend resume.

“Playing all of those positions, and hitting a couple of home runs, she was definitely a standout,” said St. John’s head coach Amy Kvilhaug.

The Johnnies defeated Radford in its first game of the tournament, 6-2. They lost a close game against Maryland, 3-2 in the second game. They followed the Maryland game with a solid win against Iowa, 3-1, but would end the tournament losing their last two games played against Binghamton and Ohio State.

“With two starters out with injuries, the girls did a nice job beating Iowa, a team that is getting national votes.” Kvilhaug said.

The team is hoping to build on those two wins from the weekend, as their record stands at 5-15-1 with a great deal left to prove.

“This weekend was very positive,” Kvilhaug said. “We had great defense and our number one pitcher is starting to get back on track, so if it all starts coming together we should be ready for the tournament this weekend.”

The Red Storm will take to the field again today at Manhattan.

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