Softball plays two, Classic cancelled

What was originally slated to be a three-day tournament for the St. John’s softball team turned into a one-day offensive exposition. The annual Triangle Classic that was held at the Anderson Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., was cancelled Saturday because of inclement weather. In day two of the tournament, St. John’s (1-1) was scheduled to play the University of Virginia (2-0) and then an opponent who had yet to be determined.


St. John’s 7, Gardner-Webb 5

St. John’s defeated Gardner-Webb in its second game Friday. The Red Storm’s offense produced seven of its 14 total runs on the day, taking off fast in game two by putting the team in an early 5-0 lead by the end of the first inning.

Senior Jo Sherlock helped spark the bats with a 2-for-4 performance to go along with two RBI and two runs in the game.

Freshman Jessica Foley made her first collegiate start, and threw 6.1 innings, while giving up four earned runs and striking out five.

Foley kept Gardner-Webb (0-2) at bay until the last of the seventh where she gave up two straight singles followed by a double and then was relieved by Lisa Geer. Geer came in and stopped the bleeding by allowing only one hit.


Akron 8, St. John’s 7

In the first game, St. John’s took on Akron and fell to the Zips, 8-7. In much the same way that St. John’s jumped on Gardner-Webb early, Akron jumped out on the Red Storm in the first inning, to the tune of four runs.

The Red Storm then climbed back into the game in the bottom of the inning by scoring three runs off the bats of Tami Hill, Danielle Estrada and Jo Sherlock, who hit her first of two home runs.

Sherlock’s second home run of the game tied the score at seven, but the tie was only temporary as Akron (1-1) plated one more run to narrowly defeat the Red Storm.


Sherlock honored by Big East

Sherlock earned Big East softball player of the week honors for the first week of the 2006 season.

The senior went 5-for-8, with two home runs, a double, seven RBIs and five runs scored in the Red Storm’s first day of the 2006 campaign. The last time a Red Storm softball player earned the honors was on Feb. 25, 2004 when Sherlock got the nod.