Series Record - Suffolk Leads, 13-9
BOSTON – The Suffolk softball team takes its 13-game win streak on the road Wednesday, April 18 as it meet Lasell in a midweek matchup set to begin at 3 p.m. at Taylor Field.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk softball team barreled three homers and Taylor Holmes was close to perfect as the Rams blanked Emmanuel, 6-0, to wrap up the GNAC twinbill Saturday afternoon at East Boston Memorial Park.
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Suffolk has been on a tear as of late, rattling off 13 consecutive victories to improve to 18-6 overall and 11-1 in GNAC play.
As a team, the blue-and-gold is hitting .370 at the dish with six everyday bats batting over .300 paced by Ashley Zulla's connection rate of .484, which has produced 31 hits, 20 RBI to go along with 19 runs scored. The Sylvester sisters own the team's highest hit total. Payton Sylvester, who is hitting .452, has a team-best 33 hits for 23 RBI and 23 runs scored, while her sibling, Delaney Sylvester, had knocked 32 bats on a .464 average to bring in 25 runs and score 22 herself.
Suffolk's staff is just as potent as its bats as the Rams' arm have combined for an ERA of 2.59. Taylor Holmes paces the pack with a 1.18 ERA in seven starts, all of which she won. The senior RHP has sat down 33 batters through her 41.2 innings of action. Payton Sylvester is also a threat inside the circle as the rookie holds a 1.63 ERA with 34 Ks through 47.2 frames of work. Ali Yamakaitis completes the top trifecta twirlers with the senior holding an ERA of 3.38 with 32 strikeouts.
Lasell split a doubleheader with Simons on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid and improve to 5-14 on the season and 4-6 in GNAC action.
Victoria Spellman is the biggest threat at the plate for the Lasers as the sophomore utility player has team-leading numbers in hits (22), RBI (6) and runs scored (10) behind a squad-best batting average of .367. Bethany Hector is also a consistent contributor at bat for Lasell with 18 hits on a .353 average for five RBI and three runs.
Hailey Haskins is Lasell's go-to start in the circle. The freshman has seen 58.2 innings of action, holds a 5.37 ERA and has fanned 23 batters. Nicole Arcese is also in the starting rotation. The sophomore brings in an ERA of 6.10 through 39.0 frames with 17 punchouts to her credit.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk has swept the series with Lasell for the past three seasons to take a 13-9 all-time series lead over the Lasers.
Suffolk is in store for a GNAC filled weekend. The Rams will first stop by Mount Ida Saturday, April 21 before entertaining Albertus Magnus Sunday, April 22 for Senior Day. Game one on both days of the weekend will begin at 12 p.m.