Myrtle Beach, SC| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) softball team was handed two losses by non-conference rival Greensboro University, 7-2 and 3-2, at the Snowbird Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC on Thursday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles, now 0-4 on the year, dropped both games of a doubleheader to The Pride (10-10) on Wednesday as well.
Greensboro 7, SJC 2
A five-run fourth—highlighted by a Cassie Collins (2-for-4) grand slam—saw The Pride go up six runs 7-1 before senior Theresa Cardello (1-for-3) capped off the opening game's scoring with a sacrifice hit to second that saw freshman Zoe Kelly (1-for-3) advance home.
Greensboro 3, SJC 2
The Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Cardello's (1-for-4) grounder allowed Russo (2-for-4) to score to give SJC its first advantage of the season.
Scoreless till the top of the fifth, Arbiter (3-for-4) homered to double St. Joseph's lead (2-0) but it was short-lived as Greensboro brought the game back to one (2-1) via an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning.
Stuck in a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the bottom of the seventh, SJC succumbed to defeat in walk-off fashion when Greensboro's Taylor Little (1-for-4) knocked in a pair of runs to clinch a 3-2 victory.
Buturla (0-2) tossed a complete game, allowing zero earned runs while striking out one Greensboro batter.
The Golden Eagles return to action in Myrtle Beach on Friday, March 9 with a pair of exhibition games vs. Mercer Community College at 10:00 am.