Saints Move on To Championship Game

Wilmari Guzman

Mercyhurst North East 8
Community College of Rhode Island 4

Mercyhurst won their second game at the Regional Tournament Saturday after a win over CCRI. With the win, the Saints advance to the championship game Sunday morning vs Orange.

CCRI took the lead with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. MNE responded with two runs in the second inning to take the lead. Anna Swartout singled home two to give the Saints the lead.

In the third, Mercyhurst broke it open with a four spot. Lei Guthrie hit a two run homer while Swartout and Wilmari Guzman added RBI singles later in the inning.

Justine Dean earned the win, going all seven innings while striking out six and not issuing a walk.

Lea Munnell, Riplee Burkhart, Swartout, and Guzman all had two hits for the Saints.

Mercyhurst will play Orange at 11am on Sunday in the championship series. Mercyhurst needs one win to win the title while Orange will need two.