Olsen Leads Drury Softball to Win

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ingrid Olsen went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Cat Record struck out four to lead the Drury softball team to a 5-0 win over St. Joseph on Thursday.
"Both offense and defense pulled together to bring home the win today," Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said.
The Crusaders put two runners in scoring position in the first inning but came up empty thanks to sold defense by the Blue Devils.
"I believe the outcome of the game would have different had we not responded to the pressure put on us in the first inning," Maroni said.
"We then came back with two runs in the second -- a single by [Maya] Howland, after an out, a base hit bunt by [Jordan] Vanuni and a two-run double by Olsen."
Drury doubled its lead in the fifth thanks to a two-run double by Amber Iacuessa.
"Iacuessa had the defensive play of the game in the fourth inning, diving to her right and throwing the runner out at first from her knees," Maroni said.
Drury (5-8) snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.
The Blue Devils will look to stay in the win column on Friday when they travel to Hoosac Valley for a game scheduled for 7 p.m. Maroni said on Thursday the time may be moved to 4 p.m. depending on the weather forecast.
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