Lasers Come Out of Spring Training with Best Record to Date

Lasers Come Out of Spring Training with Best Record to Date

The Laser's softball team ended their trip in Florida going 5-5, their best showing ever.  They finished the week by winning two of their last four games. 


The Lasers started off by beating St. Lawrence 5-1, with Jackie Loseff (Point Pleasant, NJ) pitching 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 6 additional opposing players.  Lasell's offense was lead by Tiffany Perla (Westminster, Mass.) and Kelly Silvia (Oaks Bluff, Mass.) who both went 2 for 3.  Perla also scored 2 runs and had an RBI, while freshman Jacqueline Saluti (Braintree, Mass.) had 2 runs batted in.


Lasell then dropped their next game to Western New England College 5-3.  Silvia pitched the complete game and only gave up 2 earned runs and walked only one batter.  Heather Lynch (Warwick, RI) was the bright spot on the offensive end going 2 for 2 and scoring a one.  Kelly Barden (Quincy, Mass.), Kerrie Starkey (Keene, NH), and Saluti each drove in a run.


The Laser's proved too be to strong in their next contest against Roger Williams, winning 5-0.  Kristen Mammola (North Reading, Mass.) pitched a beauty of a game, giving up no runs, 4 hits and 1 walk.  Michelle Torres (Waltham, Mass.) lead a pretty balanced offensive attacking going 2 for 2 with 2 RBI's and Lynch went 2 for 3 with a run batted in and a run scored.  Saluti continued playing well going 1 for 2 at the plate and recording 11 put outs in the field.


Lasell's final game was a tough one, losing 5-4 in 8 innings against Bowdoin College.  Lasell had a comfortable 4-2 leading going into the last inning, but the Polar Bears came back to steal the win the final inning.  Jennie Beaton (Reading, Mass.) pitched a solid game going six innings and gave up 3 runs on only 4 hits.  Heather Rose (West Roxbury, Mass.) had a strong plate performance going 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored.  Saluti had another run batted in and Tricia Culver (Northampton, Mass.) and Ashley Laramie (Lynn, Mass.) also pitched in with a RBI apiece.