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Score: Nyack 3, BSU 5
Records: Nyack 0-3 | BSU 6-4
Location: Tucson, AZ
TUCSON, AZ - In their second day of action to open the 2015 season, the Nyack College softball team came back from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game on the feet of senior Tomilin (Alberta, Canada) and the bat of Richards (Nanuet, NY). In the end, the Warriors were unable to prevail and fell to Bemidji State University by a final score of 5-3.
How It Happened:
While the visiting Beavers scored first, the most exciting run of the game came of a Padilla (Las Cruces, NM) base hit that drove in pinch runner Tomilin from second base. "It felt just as good as they all said it would" said Shaina. "The girls in the dugout mobbed me at home--- what a great feeling."
Tomilin is appearing in her first softball tournament ever as she joined the team this season after a successful run as a member of the Nyack Women's Socccer team as a starting midfielder. The Canadian was surprised by her parents who came to see their now "two-sport" star athlete complete her college career in pants and a button down jersey.
The Warriors next two runs came off the bat of Richards with a line drive home run that left little doubt once she made contact. "It felt good to finally hit after struggling in my first two games," she stated. The fans in the stands knew as soon as Richards made contact as did the Beaver centerfielder who took three steps and then stopped as she watched the home run disappear in the night sky.
While the Warriors lived by the home run, they also died by the home run as late in the game, the Bemidji Beavers broke the 3-3 tie with a home run of their own. "Yeah, I wish that screw ball would have broke a bit more inside" said pitcher Yano (Blauvelt, NY) about the game deciding home run. "It was hitting the corners all game, but hats off to the girl who turned on it. We'll get her next time."
While Yano took the complete game loss (0-2) it was an entirely different performance from her pervious outing. "It was great to come back from the opening game and it felt night and day." With 9 strikeouts, Yano was in command the entire game with the difference being a single pitch."
The Warriors are right back at it tomorrow in Tucson with a double header against Doane College of Nebraska and Presentation College of South Dakota.