Softball Splits Their Games on Day Three of their Florida Trip

Softball Splits Their Games on Day Three of their Florida Trip
The Nyack College softball team split their games on the third day of their Florida tournament trip, starting the day with a 7-2 loss to Winona State but ending with a 5-1 victory over Bentley.

In the first game of the day against Winona State, the Warriors found themselves down early as their opponent scored three runs in the top of the first inning. Nyack put three players on base in the first four innings but were not able to bring any of them home, and Winona State scored again in the third and fifth innings to go ahead 6-0 in front of the Warriors. In the bottom of the fifth, Stephanie White singled to get on base, followed by an Erin O'Brien single. Kyleigh VanDover reached base on a Winona State error, and the bases were loaded for Alissa Brugnoli, who grounded out to bring in White for an RBI. Katie Lupinacci followed with another groundout for a second RBI as the Warriors scored two in the fifth. The runs would stand as the Warriors' only scores for the game, as Winona State's Lani Van Zyl hit a home run in the top of the sixth to establish the score at 7-2 in a Nyack loss.

The Warriors wasted no time in moving forward to their next game against Bentley. In the top of the first, the bases were loaded for Morgan Hans after two walks and a single. Hans delivered with a single, bringing in Alissa Brugnoli and Aferdita Sinanaj for two RBI's. Stephanie White then drew a walk to load the bases again, but Brittany Blair hit into a fielder's choice that resulted in Katie Lupinacci being thrown out at home, and the Warriors soon ended the inning up 2-0. Nyack kept Bentley scoreless and then scored again in the top of the fourth, taking advantage of their opponent's error as Shelby Davidson scored from second base in an unearned run. In the top of the sixth, Angelique Alires walked and was advanced to second and then third, with Aferdita Sinanaj getting on base as well with a single. Katie Lupinacci reached first on an error that resulted in both Alires and Sinanaj making it home to score two unearned runs. Bentley added a run in the bottom of the seventh, but Nyack maintained their 5-1 lead and took the victory to end the day in a split.

Morgan Hans led the Warriors for the day with a combined 4 hits and 2 RBIs. Nicole Wisser recorded 3 strikeouts as the pitcher for the first game.

Up next, the Warriors continue their Florida tournament and face Lewis at 2 PM and Mary at 4:30 PM on Monday.