Patchogue, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) softball team split a non-conference doubleheader with the College of Mount St. Vincent at the SJC Softball Stadium on Monday evening. After dropping a 5-2 decision in game one, St. Joseph's picked up a 10-2 win in game two.
Monday's results move the Golden Eagles to 15-11 overall on the year and 11-3 in Skyline play. The Dolphins slide to 12-19 (9-5 Skyline).
Game 1: CMSV 5, SJC 2
The Dolphins started hot and scored three runs in the top of the first inning but the hosts brought the game back to within one (3-2) when consecutive bases-loaded walks scored freshman Jenna DeFina (2-for-4) and junior Elise Grau (2-for-3).
Mt. St. Vincent posted two more runs in the fifth inning and held off SJC's seventh-inning advances to clinch a 5-2 victory.
Freshman Catherine Zucker (6-4) started in the pitcher's circle for the Golden Eagles and allowed 10 hits and five runs in 4.1 innings. Sophomore Katelyn Valente pitched 2.2 innings of relief and allowed two hits.
Game 2: SJC 10, CMSV 2 (6 innings)
Mt. St. Vincent posted a two-spot in the first inning and took another early lead (2-0). SJC cut the deficit in half (2-1) in the bottom of the first and later on went up 6-2 courtesy of a five-run third.
Senior Lyndsay Smocer opened the scoring in the fifth with a bases-clearing double and made way for sophomores Lindsay Ness and Kassandra Tibbetts and freshman Victoria Iavarone to later score on a double error by the CMSV third baseman.
Junior Alyssa Rivera extended the lead to six runs (8-2) in the bottom of the fifth inning with a two-RBI before SJC clinched a 10-2 win with a two-run sixth.
Rivera pitched in all six innings and allowed two earned runs in a winning effort.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, April 19 when they host the College of Staten Island for a non-conference doubleheader at the SJC Softball Stadium at 12:00 pm.