Alverno Sweeps Past Edgewood On Senior Day

Carina Jinenez
Carina Jinenez

MILWAUKEE -- Alverno College swept visiting Edgewood College in the Inferno's final home series of the season Friday evening by scores of 3-1 and 7-5.

Kristin Holub was also honored between games as the Alverno squad celebrated her four-year career on Senior Day at Alverno Field.

The Inferno (12-24, 5-15 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) opened up the scoring in game one in the bottom of the third inning as Kaitlynn Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Karissa Minster who lead off with an infield single.

Samantha Chapnick followed with a hit through the right side to score Bailey Jedrzejewski and give the hosts a 2-0 lead.

Mackenzie Mathies led off the fourth with a single down the third-base line and Jedrzejewski reached to put runners at the corners. Jedrzejewski was tagged out attempting to steal second but Mathies took home on the play for the three-run lead.

Grace Delleman had a pinch-hit double in the top of the six to score the Eagles (4-32, 1-19 NACC) only run of the contest.

Mathies recorded her 14th steal of the season in the fourth to break the single-season school record.

Ashlie Rossi (6-13) scattered nine hits and struck out four in the complete-game victory while Shannon Whitmus (4-25) allowed just five hits in the loss.

Edgewood struck first in game two as Jordan Anderson placed a single up the middle to score a pair of runners after the Eagles loaded the bases on three consecutive infield hits to begin the game.

An Inferno error and passed ball allowed another Edgewood run in the top of the third but Alverno got one back in the bottom half of the inning as Chloe Fleming scored on a wild pitch and took advantage of an Eagle error in the fourth to make it 3-2.

Delleman homered to make it 4-2 in the fifth before the Inferno offense scored five runs on four hits and an error in the bottom of the inning for a 7-4 advantage.

Carina Jimenez singled up the middle to score Olivia Schneider, who walked, and Dani Hood, who had the Inferno's first hit of the game. Chapnick scored two more with an RBI-single to right field and Holub squeezed home Mathies in the senior's final home at-bat.

Schneider (6-11) went the distance in the circle for the win with seven strikeouts while Whitmus had six Ks in her second complete-game loss of the evening.

Jimenez accounted for two of the Inferno's six hits in the contest to lead the offense.

Alverno looks to wrap up the season tomorrow at Rockford University. The doubleheader is at 12 p.m. in Rockford, Illinois.