PHILADELPHIA - The Nyack College Warriors continue their improvement with another road split in the CACC, splitting a doubleheader at University of the Sciences, 0-6 & 7-5, in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Sophomore pitcher Kylie Brase earned the game 2 win, as the Warriors (7-25, 4-10) jumped out early, leading 6-0, after scoring 2 in the second and 4 in the third. USciences (9-20, 7-9) scratched its way back, trailing 7-3 after 6 and scoring 2 more in the 7th, before Brase shut the door with a groundout by Barbie Barron to third baseman Alissa Brugnoli to end the game - stranding 2 Devils runners.
"Our offense is coming," stated Warriors head coach Jeff Aumend. "We are learning to be aggressive when we need to be aggressive and disciplined on our pitch weaknesses. A slow start with a tough schedule in Florida has skewed our record. We're playing pretty well in the second half of the season."
Freshman Katie Lupinacci's 2-run homer capped a 4-run 4th inning. launching the Warriors to the early 6-0 lead. Leadoff hitter Brugnoli scored two runs as did freshman Brittany Blair. Brugnoli was 2 for 4 while sophomore shortstop Aferdita Sinanaj added a triple and scored a run.
Devils pitcher Cassie Lapotsky tossed a 4-hitter and the Warriors stranded 8 runners in the opening game loss. Nyack hosts non-league local rival Mercy College, Thursday at South Orangetown Little League Complex at 2:30/4:30 p.m. The Warriors return to CACC action on Saturday, as they host Wilmington College.