MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Sophomore Alesandrio De Sapio accounted for four base hits, including a double with two runs scored and two runs driven in as Saint Elizabeth softball split a doubleheader with visiting Cedar Crest in non-conference softball action on a hot spring Tuesday afternoon at Convent Field.
CSE won the opener by a score of 8-3 while the Falcons came back to secure a victory in game two, 15-4.
The Screaming Eagles (6-5), down 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning of game one, plated two runs in their first at-bats. Valerie Lasko’s triple to left field drove in Noelle Grande and Madelyn Rodriguez followed with an RBI double off the top of the outfield fence.
Cedar Crest countered with the tying run in the top of the third on Shannon Wenner’s sacrifice fly.
CSE took the lead again the fourth inning. Ashley Pledger led off with a single through the right side and stole second. After one out, Catherine Eber sacrificed Pledger to third and Noelle Grande’s hard shot to third base allowed Pledger to scamper home to make it 3-2.
The Screaming Eagles tacked on three more runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth, highlighted by Karina Garcia’s triple to right-center.
Pledger was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases while Grande was 3-for-3 and also swiped two bases. De Sapio added two hits with an RBI and a run scored.
CSE freshman Katrina Kenny (4-2) scattered five hits over seven innings to pick up the win.
After hitting a first-inning home run in game two, the Falcons (8-9) churned out a nine-run third inning on their way to victory.
De Sapio led CSE with a double, run scored and an RBI.
Saint Elizabeth hits the road this weekend for a pair of NEAC doubleheaders. The Screaming Eagles visit Wilson at 1 p.m. on Saturday and then travel to Penn State Harrisburg on Sunday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.