Clippers Split With Purple Knights
Bronxville, NY - Senior Kristin Raffetto (Mineola, NY) pitched 6 strong innings in the second game of a doubleheader, as Concordia split with the Purple Knights of Bridgeport University today at Clipper Softball Field in Bronxville, NY. Bridgeport took game 1 by a score of 6-3 and the Clippers bounced back in the second game to capture a 3-1 decision. Raffetto improves to 2-2 on the season.
In game 1, Bridgeport jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning on a couple of RBI singles by Tricia Lee and Meaghan Byrne. In the 5th inning, the Purple Knights added two more runs on a home run to left field by Samantha Mantor, scoring Ashley DiGeorge from third base.
The Clippers roared back in the bottom half of the inning as Ashley Spose (North Haven, CT) drew a lead-off walk and sophomore Kelly Moran (Carmel, NY) homered to right field to cut the deficit to 5-2. A single by senior Dana Imbrogno (Mahopac, NY) and a couple of walks loaded the bases for the Clippers. Sophomore Alex Mazza (Bronx, NY) stepped up to the plate and drew a walk to bring home another Clipper run to make the score 5-3.
In the 7th inning, DiGeorge was hit by a pitch and stole second base. Two batters later, Mantor doubled to left center field to bring home the final run of the game at 6-3.
Moran pitched a complete game for the Clippers, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs. Moran struck out 3 batters, as her record falls to 2-5 on the season.
In game 2, Mazza homered to left field in the 1st inning, scoring Julie Walsh (Bellerose, NY) from first base, to give Concordia a 2-0 lead.
Rosemary Landano answered with her own home run in the 2nd inning to cut the Bridgeport deficit to 2-1.
Concordia would load the bases in the 3rd inning with a walk and a couple of singles. Junior Tara Giralo (Anthem, AZ) hit a pinch hit single, scoring Walsh from third base to make the score 3-1.
Senior Julianna LaBella (Mamaroneck, NY) pitched the 7th inning for Concordia to pick up her first save of the season.
With the split, the Clippers record now stands at 9-13 overall and 3-11 in the East Coast Conference. The University of Bridgeport moves to 9-27 overalland 3-11 in the East Coast Conference.
Concordia will be back in action on Tuesday, April 24th, as they travel to Dobbs Ferry, NY to face the Flyers of Mercy College. It will be a doubleheader with the Flyers and the action will begin at 3:00 PM