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Softball Routs Saint Rose in Conference Doubleheader

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ALBANY – The University of New Haven softball team added two more wins to its record with a sweep of the College of Saint Rose on Sunday afternoon. The Chargers defeated the Golden Knights 5-0 in the first game and added a 8-1 win in the second. UNH improves to 14-2 overall and 4-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while Saint Rose slips to 3-11 and 1-3 in the league. New Haven wraps up its first NE-10 road trip with a unblemished 4-0 record.

The University of New Haven softball team added two more wins to its record with a sweep of the College of Saint Rose on Sunday afternoon.

GAME ONE
Once again the Chargers got on the board early with a run in the first inning. After the Golden Knights’ pitcher walked both Breanne Gleason and Nicole Downs with just one out, Gleason, who was on third, swiped home plate off a wild pitch for the 1-0 lead.

UNH extend its lead to 3-0 with two more runs in the top of the fourth. Amy Nepi led of the inning with a walk. Allison Vaughn followed that with a sacrifice bunt that put Nepi in scoring position at second. Courtney Garland became UNH’s second base runner after an error from the shortstop. A wildpitch then moved both Nepi and Garland to third and second. Gabby Cruz then connected with the ball and drove one up the middle for the two-run single.

The Chargers added two security runs in the fifth off a home run from Downs that also brought in Gleason who had singled to right field.

Gleason went the distance on the mound in game one, allowing just two hits over the seven innings, while sticking out six.

Downs paced UNH with two hits and two RBIs.

GAME TWO
Both teams got off to a slow start in the nightcap, going scoreless through the first two innings.

It was finally St. Rose that brought  a runner around in the bottom of the third inning.

The Golden Knights maintained the lead until the fifth inning when the Chargers got on the board with a sacrifice fly form Meghan Walter that drove in Shannon Angehr from third.

With the score tied at 1-1, the Chargers broke the tie open in the top of the final stanza with seven  unanswered runs.

The Chargers were led by Christina Gelardi who tallied two hits and two RBIs. Keri Tricinelli pitched the first four innings, while Gleason closed the game with the final three innings.

Gleason was given the win – her 12th this season.

The Chargers returned to the diamond when they traveled to non-conference opponent Caldwell College on Wednesday.

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