The St. John’s softball team went 1-3during the Coastal Carolina Tournamentover the weekend.
The Red Storm split the first twogames on Saturday, falling to Kent Statebefore defeating Siena. On Sunday, theywould be routed by Coastal Carolina infi ve innings and lost to Kent State againafter rallying from a seven-run deficit.
The Red Storm left the CoastalCarolina tournament with an overallrecord of 11-14, which was not what headcoach Amy Kvilhaug was looking for.”Obviously there’s no getting aroundthe fact that we had a tough weekend,”she said. “I think you can always learnfrom adversity and a lot of times it canmake you stronger.
“People just need to work on theirindividual issues and, in turn, it willmake our team better. I have all thefaith in the world that that’s going tohappen and we’re going to be just fine,”Kvilhaug said.
The Red Storm got into an early holeSaturday in their fi rst game against KentState, falling behind 6-0 in the secondinning. St. John’s starter Kat Lawrencedid not record an out in the second inningas but struck out the side in the fi rst. Sheallowed six runs (four earned) in 1inning pitched.
Linzee Sumrall relieved Lawrenceand kept the Red Storm in the game, asshe pitched 5 innings and did not allow arun, striking out ten batters.
Freshmen Amber Curry and ChrissyMontez both went 1-for-3 with solo homeruns, and Chelsea Durning went 2-for-3in the 6-3 losing effort.
Later on in the day, the Red Stormbounced back with a 5-2 victory overSiena. Sumrall was once again dominantin the circle, pitching a complete gamewhile only giving up two runs to pick upher fourth win of the year.
Sumrall got plenty of runsupport, as the Red Storm took a 1-0lead in the fourth on a Kacee Cox RBIsingle. The offense broke out in the fi fthinning, as they scored four runs totake a 5-0 lead. Cox went 2-for-4 withtwo RBI, while Julia Sanchez went1-for-3 with two RBI as well.
On Sunday, the Red Storm begantheir day by getting blown out by CoastalCarolina 15-2 in fi ve innings. TheChanticleers scored ten runs in thesecond inning and did not look back.
St. John’s trailed 15-0 before theyfi nally got on the board in the fi fthinning, as they scored two runs onan RBI double by Durning and agroundout by Curry.
The Red Storm fi nished out theweekend by falling 11-7 to Kent Stateonce again. Kent State had a 9-2 leadin the fourth, but the Red Storm wouldfi ght back into the game by scoringfi ve runs in the inning, highlighted bya three-run home run by Cox. KentState padded its lead in the bottom ofthe fi fth by scoring two runs and keptSt. John’s off the board for the rest ofthe game.
St. John’s softball returns to actiontoday as they travel to play Fordham at4 p.m.