The Lady Bears defeating the Lightning in the opener, 9-4, before taking the nightcap 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at Padavan-Preller Field.
St. Joseph’s (3-8) has now won three games in a row and improves to a perfect 3-0 at home, while Lehman (3-13) has dropped six in a row and 13 of their last 14. St. Joseph’s improves to 20-0 all time against Lehman.
The Lady Bears didn’t take long to get comfortable against Lightning pitching as Perillo opened up game one with a single and would later come around to score on a Kristin Ferrigno (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) sacrifice fly to give St. Joseph’s a 1-0 lead.
Perillo made the start in the circle in the opener and started off strong not allowing a Lehman hit through the first three innings of play and fanned three.
Perillo went the distance, allowing only four hits on the day, while surrendering four runs (three earned) and struck out seven to pick up her first win of the season, improving to 1-4.
After taking the loss in game one, Lehman pitcher Meghan Bravo was in the circle once again in the nightcap and the Lady Bears would not have the same early success as they did in the opener.
The fourth inning saw St. Joseph’s break through against Bravo as they used a two-RBI single to right by Briana Robles (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) and a Geena Campisi (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) RBI single to right center to take a 3-1 lead, finishing with four hits in the frame.
Ferrigno added on to the Lady Bears’ lead with an RBI single up the middle in the fifth before a three-run inning in the sixth gave St. Joseph’s a comfortable 7-1 advantage.
McGowan finished with a complete game, allowing three earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts to win her second straight start and improve to 2-4 this year.
Ferrigno ended the day at the dish an impressive 4-for-7 with a team-high four RBIs, while scoring a run. Perillo finished up hitting 4-for-9 with four runs scored and two RBI, while Molinari batted 4-for-7, driving in a run and scoring one. Robles contributed a 3-for-5 day with three runs and two RBI.
The Lady Bears will be back in action on Thursday, April 10, for a doubleheader at Old Westbury.