Jimmies softball splits doubleheader against Presentation

The Jimmies finish the all-time series against the Saints with a 25-2 record.

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The Jimmies bench looks on at a pitch during a game in the 2022 season at Lyle "Trapper" Lawrence Field.
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ABERDEEN, S.D. — The University of Jamestown struggled as they were held to three hits and three runs while giving up 11 hits and having three errors in an 8-3 loss to Presentation College on Wednesday, March 29, at the Presentation College Dome.

The Saints opened the scoring with a four-run first punctuated by a Victoria Vau two-run shot that pushed the lead out to 4-0. The Saints added on in the second with a Bella Pinotti single to push the lead out to 5-0. The Jimmies used their base running to get a run in the third when they executed a double steal with Trinity Gregg swiping second and Gentrey Turin stealing home. Gregg was then able to score on an error to cut the deficit to 5-2.

The Saints added another two runs in the bottom of the third thanks to two singles to make it 7-2. The Saints’ Vau continued her big day with an RBI single in the fourth to put the game out of reach at 8-2. In the first game, Vau went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. The Jimmies had a glimmer of hope late as Turin worked a walk in the top of the seventh but the next hitter, Gregg lined into a game-ending double play.

The Jimmies' three hits came from, Turin, Gregg and Angie Chin. After Chin’s single in the fourth, the Jimmies only had two more base runners in the game.

The Saints' win ends the Jimmies’ 17-game winning streak in the series.


UJ 2, PC 8

UJ: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0–2 3 3

PC: 4 1 2 1 0 0 X–8 11 2

WP: Sarah Shevenell (5-2) LP: Hailey Schaefer (2-1)

Scoring plays:

First inning:

PC: Yulissa Pena sacrifice fly, Cassy Loa scores

PC: Sarah Shevenell reaches on an error, Breanna Dunn scores, unearned


PC: Victoria Vau 2 run HR, Shevenell scores, unearned

Second inning:

PC: Bella Pinotti RBI single, Isabella Proctor scores

Third inning:

UJ: Trinity Gregg steals second, Gentrey Turin scores on the throw

UJ: Gregg scores on an error

PC: Loa RBI single, Vau scores

PC: Dunn RBI single, Camille Vestal scores


Fourth inning:

PC: Vau RBI single, Pena scores

Jimmies use big seventh to get game two win:

The Jimmies were tied 3-3 with the Saints heading into the top of the seventh before they exploded for seven runs to get a 10-3 win in the second game of the doubleheader.

The Saints (8-10) opened the scoring again in the bottom of the second with two runs to take a 2-0 lead. The Jimmies (13-11) turned to Turin to get it started again in the third as she led off with a double. Later in the inning, the Jimmies’ Samarah Martinez hit a double to score Turin and cut the deficit to 2-1. Later in the inning, Martinez came around to score to tie the game up at two.

The Saints pushed in front in the bottom of the third to take a 3-2 lead. The Jimmies’ Martinez came up in the seventh and hit a single to set up Gracie Fisher a few batters later to drive her in and tie the game up at three. The Jimmies added six more runs in the inning to get the 10-3 win.

The Jimmies return to the diamond at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, when they take on Briar Cliff at the PC Dome.

UJ 10, PC 3 

UJ: 0 0 2 0 1 0 7—10 14 2


PC: 0 2 1 0 0 0 0–3 6 0

WP: Sunny Halsey (5-6) LP: Sarah Shevenell (5-3)

Scoring plays:

Second inning:

PC: Proctor reaches on a fielder’s choice, Vau scores

PC: Proctor advances to second on an error, Sydney Carter scores, unearned

Third inning:

UJ: Samarah Martinez RBI double, Turin scores


UJ: Martinez scores

PC: Vau RBI groundout, Loa scores on the throw

Fifth inning:

UJ: Ally Battistoni RBI single, Turin scores

Seventh inning:

UJ: Gracie Fisher RBI single, Martinez scores

UJ: Megan Neiles 2 RBI double, Maddie Spaeth, Sonya Rodgers score

UJ: Gregg 3 RBI triple, Angie Chin, Sunny Halsey, Neiles score


UJ: Battistoni RBI double, Gregg scores

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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