The women’s softball team captured two wins against Baruch College today to capture the CUNYAC’s regular season title with a 12-4 game one victory, and a 8-0 finish in game two. The Dolphins extend their record to 12-16 with an9-1 conference record while the Bearcats fell to a 12-22 overall record and 8-4 CUNYAC record.
In game one, the end of the third inning is where the scoring started. Christine DeCarlo led off with triple to right center before she would score on Kristi Dillon’s RBI single. Next up, Kaitlyn Flynn smacked her fourth homerun of the season over the left field wall to put the score at 3-0. Baruch was able to add just one run at the top of the fourth with a lead off homerun by Olivia Auman.
The Dolphins opened it up in the top of the fourth inning scoring eight runs on six hits and two crucial Bearcat errors. Victoria Procopio doubled to left to get on base before Amanda D’Amato and would reach on error and score her for a 4-1 score. Kristi Dillon would follow and also reach on an error, scoring D’Amato, unearned. Brittany Smith doubled to left scoring Dillon. Afraid of Flynn’s performance the inning before, she was intentionally walked just in time for Solari’s at bat. Solari took full advantage slamming a homer of the left field fence for a 9-1 lead. The Dolphins weren’t done, as a Procopio two run double ended the inning, 11-1.
Baruch wasn’t ready to end the game, scoring three runs off of five hits, notably Auman’s RBI double and Regina Cardinale’s two run single, to stop the mercy.
With Dillon reaching on a single, Smith on a bunt and Solari with an intentional walk, the bases were loaded for Ponsiglione. A grounded single up with middle, scored the walk off run the Dolphins needed for a mercy rule win, 12-4.
Solari led with three runs and two hits as part of the Dolphins 14 hits for the first game. Ponsiglione earned the win from the circle with five strikeouts.
In game two, the Dolphins began their scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning while taking advantage of Baruch errors. Solari led off with a double to left and then scored on an error by the pitcher followed by Ponsilgione scoring on an error by the second baseman for a 2-0 lead.
In the fifth, Smith singled, Flynn was intentionally walked followed by a Solari walk to load the bases for Ponsiglione whose sac-fly scored Smith for the 3-0 lead.
The Dolphins scored their final five runs in the sixth inning with five hits. After a Smith RBI single, Flynn followed with the same. Solari’s fielder’s choice RBI and Ponsiglione sac RBI put the score at 7-0. It was Catherine Ebro’s RBI single into left field that scored Flynn for the walk off win.
Smith and Flynn led with two hits and a RBI apiece. Procopio earned the win from the circle striking out three and allowing just six hits.
The Dolphins will host John Jay College tomorrow, Sunday, April 22, in a 12 noon doubleheader.