BOSTON, Mass. - #4 Albertus Magnus College (30-14) defeated #2 Saint Joseph's College (22-17), 8-0 in five innings, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament elimination contest on Saturday evening.
With the loss, the Monks' tourney run comes to a close. Earlier today, Saint Joseph's defeated #8 Simmons College, 6-3, in an elimination game to remain in the hunt.
Albertus Magnus will face #3 Suffolk University in the final elimination contest of the tournament tomorrow at 10:00 AM with the winner advancing to the GNAC Championship facing top-seeded Johnson & Wales University.
Albertus Magnus starter Megan Ferraro faced one batter over the minimum over five innings while scattering two hits with a strikeout en route to picking up her 14th win of the season.
Saint Joseph's starter Kristal Smith (Pittston, Maine) falls to 8-6 after allowing six runs off six hits and a walk with three K's in two innings.
Left fielder Morgan Shura led the Falcons' offensive efforts by going 2-2 with three RBI while second baseman Rachel Cataudella went 2-3 with two runs, a double, and a triple.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.