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Bulldogs win opener over Gaels

March 20, 2009

Jess Russ had three hits and an RBI and struck out eight to lead the Martinsburg softball team to a 5-3 season-opening win over St. Maria Goretti on Thursday.

Tiffany Farmer had two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs. Farmer drove in one of the decisive runs in Martinsburg's two-run fifth inning.

Caroline Rosenthal collected 15 strikeouts for Goretti, while Emma Bartholomew had three hits and an RBI. Colleen McCauley had two doubles and an RBI, Colleen Costello had two hits and Katy Rainey drove in a run for the Gaels.

Martinsburg 5, Goretti 3
Martinsburg 003 020 0 -- 5 9 1
Goretti 101 001 0 -- 3 10 1

Russ and Canfield, Bartley (5); Rosenthal and McCauley. WP -- Russ. LP -- Rosenthal

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