Tucson, Arizona -- The Siena Heights Softball team rebounded from a tough first game to come away with a split on the day, losing the first game to Purdue North Central before beating Missouri Valley in the second game.
In the first game of the day, the Saints dropped a game to Purdue North Central, losing by a score of 20-1. Siena Heights managed only four hits on the game, a triple by Mariah Boss, a double by Taylor Hayes, and singles by Bitty Treece and Jessica Sierak.
In game two, the Saints jumped out to a early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and didn't look back. Boss started the inning off with a triple, followed by a three consecutive walks, with a walk by Megan Jones bringing in the first run. A groundout by Treece plated the second run of the inning.
Siena Heights tacked on three more in the bottom of the second with Hayes driving in Boss and Kyndle Wolfinger with a bases loaded double. A Jones sac fly plated Kelsie Abbott to bring in the third run of the inning.
Wolfinger tripled in the 5th, and came in on a Boss single to score the Saints' final run of the day. Abbott was strong on the mound, going the distance, scattering five hits, striking out one. Abbott didn't allow a hit until the 5th, and didn't allow an earned run on the game.
The Saints (7-5) will return to action on Sunday with three games to finish up their spring trip. They will see Ashford, Arizona Christian, and Dakota Wesleyan.