Softball sweeps Malloy

The softball team took to the diamond for their third straight homestand when they hosted the undefeated Malloy Lions on March 25. In front of cardboard cutouts and students in the stands, they made their way up to the field. The Chargers swept the Lions winning game one 2-1 and game two 6-4.

Game one was a pitcher’s duel between Chargers pitcher Mya Iodice and Lions ace Courtney Greene. The Chargers would finally plate two in the third off of RBI singles from the freshman combo of Ashley Viesz and Morgan Fisher. The Lions would grab a run in the fourth but that would be the end of both sides’ offense as junior Ava Fitzmauriceshut the door on the Lions in the top of the seventh, recording her first save of the season. Iodice grabbed the win moving to 2-1 with her final line reading six and a third innings pitched striking out five-win no earned runs.

Game two started with a bang when Malloy’s Mikaela Tribby took starting pitcher Ava Fitzmaurice deep to left field with a two-run homerun. After finding themselves down, Veisz and the Chargers did not give up. “It’s only the first inning it’s going to happen sometimes,” said Veisz, “we just keep our heads up. We still have seven more innings to get back and score some runs.” The blue and gold would grab one run in the bottom of the first off of a Veisz single to score Mya Case.

In each inning, the Chargers would threaten to get runners in scoring positions but were never able to get the big hit to crack open the game and pull away with the game. They would grab one in the third and another in the fourth. Malloy would tie things up in the sixth but the Chargers capitalized with runners in scoring positions grabbing three pulling to a 6-3 lead. Fitzmaurice would give up one last run in the seventh before shutting the door on the Lions. Fitzmaurice would pitch a complete game striking out five and allowing two earned runs. Veisz went 3-4 in the game driving in 2. “When I get into the box I’m just looking for a good pitch in my zone” said Veisz, “It felt good I’m happy I was able to help my team score some runs and keep the energy up.”

Veisz and the Blue and Gold travel to New York to face off against divisional opponent Le Moyne for a Saturday doubleheader with the first pitch of game one at 12 p.m looking to improve to 7-1 on the year.