Softball Drops Doubleheader to Dominican College Chargers

Softball Drops Doubleheader to Dominican College Chargers
The Nyack College softball team faced their conference opponent Dominican College on Thursday, with the Warriors dropping both games to the Chargers with scores of 12-4 and 9-0.

In the first game, the Warriors jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first. Erin O'Brien and Alissa Brugnoli both reached base on walks, and then were brought home on a 3-run home run from Aferdita Sinanaj to left center. Dominican answered in the bottom of the first with two runs scored. The Chargers took the lead in the next inning with a 3-run homer in the bottom of the second, and added another run in the bottom of the third. Morgan Hans singled to get on base for Nyack in the top of the fourth, but was left stranded, and Dominican scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth, with two from errors. In the top of the fifth, Erin O'Brien singled to get on base and moved to scoring position with two outs. Alissa Brugnoli brought in the run with an RBI single and then moved to third on Aferdita Sinanaj's following single, but Nyack's chances of a comeback were dashed as the next batter grounded out and the game ended in 5 innings.

In the second game, Nyack threatened to take an early lead again as Tia Celano walked and then advanced to third on Aferdita Sinanaj's single with two outs, but she was thrown out at home to end the inning. The Chargers then scored five runs in the bottom of the first on two RBI singles, a sacrifice fly, and a 2-run home run. The Warriors left a runner on base in the top of the second, and Dominican scored four more runs in the next inning with two home runs and an RBI single. Both teams were then kept scoreless for the rest of the game. Brittany Blair singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch in the top of the fourth for the Warriors, but was left in scoring position, and the game ended in 5 innings in a Nyack loss.

Aferdita Sinanaj led the Warriors for the day with 3 combined hits and 3 RBI's. Nicole Wisser was Nyack's starting pitcher for the first game, and Brittany Blair started the second game.

Up next, the Warriors face Felician University on Saturday 4/6 at 2PM And 4PM.