Bronxville, NY – The Concordia College softball team took on the University of the Sciences Devils in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. After only recording one hit in a 4-0 game one loss, the Clippers took the win in game two, 4-2.
USciences got the scoring started in the top of the first with a two-RBI single to right field. The Devils added on another run in the second with an RBI single to take an early 3-0 lead. Concordia struggled to find their rhythm offensively as the team could not get on base.
USciences added their fourth run in the top of the fourth as the Clippers looked to break their cold streak. Concordia recorded their first hit in the fifth inning to break up the perfect game for the Devils. The lone hit would be all for the Clippers as USciences held on for the win, their 16th of the season.
Theresa Magnani (Bethpage, NY) pitched the complete game for Concordia as she allowed four earned runs on 11 hits while striking out two batters in the loss. Neither pitcher allowed a walk in the game.
In game two, the Devils grabbed a run in the top of the first only to have the Clippers tie the game in the home half of the inning. With runners on second and third base, Angela D'Amico (Old Bridge, NJ) connected with a pitch to bring Alexandra Mandarano (New Rochelle, NY) in from third base.
USciences would take a one run lead in the fourth off an RBI double as Concordia responded with a run in their next at-bat to tie the game 2-2. With the bases loaded Laura Brezovsky (Yonkers, NY) hit an RBI single into right field as the Clippers looked to keep the momentum going.
The go-ahead runs for Concordia would be scored in the bottom of the sixth off a two-run home run by Kristina Patrocinio (Edison, NJ) as the Clippers held on for the win, their 10th of the season. Amanda Ramirez (Lindenhurst, NY) pitched 6.0 innings for Concordia as she allowed one earned run on six hits for her third victory of the season.
The Clippers (10-21, 7-17 CACC) will conclude their season on Saturday afternoon against Holy Family University. The CACC doubleheader will begin at 1pm at Clipper Softball Field on Senior Appreciation Day.