The St. John Fisher softball team reaffirmed its position as one of Division III’s strongest teams, finishing with an 8-2 record in the Citrus Games. Fisher piled up five shutout victories over the span, totaling a 62-13 point differential.
Two wins that highlighted this stretch for the Cardinals was the pair of victories over #12 ranked Worcester of Polytechnic Institute, in 10-0 and 3-2 respective efforts.
Red hot batting helped Fisher take off as the team batted .338, with Katie Mazierski batting .586 and Julia Sortisio with her .400 average. 13 players had at least one run batted in, including Sortisio and Ashley Prince with seven a piece and Emma Savas with six as well.
*photo provided by St. John Fisher athletics.
The Cardinals pitching staff was a key to the success of the trip, led by All-American Lindsey Thayer compiling a 5-2 record, 79 strikeouts, and .17 ERA. Monica Moses continued to show she is a viable piece to the rotation going 3-0 in starts and posting a 1.11 ERA.
Despite the overall success of the trip, the Cardinals dropped from second in the national rankings to eighth due to the two losses.
Fisher had its doubleheader with University of Pittsburgh at Bradford rescheduled to March 26 due to the winter weather. The Cardinals will hope to take the diamond in New York for the first time this season in a doubleheader on Wednesday at the University of Rochester starting at 3 p.m.