BURLINGTON, N.C. - Alyssa Sciaudone went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, but Belmont Abbey dropped a 7-4 decision to the number 1 seed Limestone Saints this afternoon. THe Abbey finished its 2018 campaign with a 19-34 record. Limestone is now 33-11.
Elena Duran got the offense going early for The Abbey with a single, advanced on a throwing error, and scored on a wild pitch. Then Alyssa Sciaudone hit an RBI single to left center, scoring Chace Helms for an early 2-0 Abbey lead.
Three Limestone players crossed home plate in the bottom of the second, and four scored in the third. The Crusader defense did not allow another Limestone run after that.
The Abbey got its offense going again in the sixth, as Sciaudone singled up the middle, followed by a single from Melissa Neyhouse. Anna Mixa came to the plate to pinch-hit and knocked a 2-RBI double to left field, making it a 7-4 game. Unfortunately, the Crusaders could not score from there, and 7-4 was the final score.
On the day, Sciaudone led the Crusader offense, going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Duran and Neyhouse were both 1-for-3 with a run. Ivorie Maltby took the loss to finish the year 6-14.
After the tournament was completed, Neyhouse was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Belmont Abbey finished the season with a 19-34 record, including 9-11 in Conference Carolinas play.