Softball Splits With Chestnut Hill College Griffins

Softball Splits With Chestnut Hill College Griffins
The Nyack College softball team traveled to Chestnut Hill in a conference matchup on Monday, dropping the first game in a 6-3 loss but coming back to win the next one in a 5-4 victory to earn a split for the day. 
 
In the first game, Chestnut Hill struck first with two unearned runs in the bottom of the second. The Warriors scored in the top of the fourth as Morgan Hans got on base on a ground-rule double, advanced to third on Nicole Wisser's groundout, and then was brought home by Katalina Padilla's sacrifice RBI. Chestnut Hill responded immediately in the bottom of the fourth by scoring three more runs, putting Nyack at a 5-1 deficit. In the top of the sixth inning, the Warriors had two runners in scoring position with two outs, but the inning ended in a groundout for the third out with no Warriors score. Chestnut Hill added another run in the bottom of the sixth. In the top of the seventh, Katie Lupinacci led off the comeback attempt with a single, and moved to second as Erin O'Brien reached first on a fielder's choice. Both runners advanced into scoring position on Gabrielle Placencia's following groundout, and both were then brought home on Alissa Brugnoli's single to right center. With two outs, Morgan Hans doubled to put two more runners in scoring position for Nyack as Brugnoli moved to third, but the Warriors were unable to score any more runs and ended the game in a 6-3 loss.
 
In the second game, Chestnut Hil again got out to an early lead in the bottom of the second, scoring three runs. The Warriors answered in the top of the third by matching each run. Stephanie White and Katie Lupinacci led off with two singles, and Erin O'Brien reached base on a fielding error to load the bases with no outs. Gabrielle Placencia doubled to bring in a run, and Alissa Brugnoli immediately followed with another RBI double. Aferdita Sinanaj brought in another run on a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 3-3. In the bottom of the third, Chestnut Hill took the lead again on a solo home run. In the top of the fourth, Katalina Padilla doubled and had Kayleigh VanDover come in to pinch run, who advanced to third and then was brought home by Katie Lupinacci with an RBI double. The Warriors took the lead in the top of the fifth when Alissa Brugnoli singled to get on base, stole second, and then came all the way home in for the run on a wild pitch. The Warriors shut down Chestnut Hill's offense in order for the next two innings and took the 5-4 victory.
 
Alissa Brugnoli led the Warriors with 3 combined RBIs, and Katie Lupinacci added 4 hits for the day. Brittany Blair pitched the whole first game for Nyack, and Nicole Wisser started the second game and was relieved by Stephanie White, who earned the win.
 
Up next, the Warriors travel to Jefferson University on Saturday 4/14 with games at 12PM and 2PM.