The College of Saint Elizabeth softball team swept a pair of games over Gallaudet University, 10-2 and 5-4 on Saturday.
In game 1, Gallaudet University got on the board early, scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning. In the bottom half of the first inning, the Eagles got 2 runs of their own across the plate thanks to 2 consecutive passed balls. Kayla Gonzalez gave the Eagles a 3-2 lead when she added a SAC fly. Christina Scolaro, on the mound for the Eagles, pitched a 1-2-3 2nd inning. Gonzalez added another RBI in the 3rd inning, opening up a 4-2 lead for the Eagles. Ashley Pledger followed that up with an RBI single, giving the Eagles a 3 run lead.
Scolaro continued her stellar pitching on the mound, throwing 3 straight scoreless innings, giving up just 1 hit. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Danesha Triplett ripped an RBI single to left, driving home Valerie Lasko. The Eagles would add 3 more runs in the inning thanks to sloppy defense by the Bison. Leading 9-2 in the bottom of the 6th, Kayla Gonzalez drove home Julie Rodriguez with a SAC fly, giving the Eagles the 10-2 victory.
In game 2, the Eagles got on the board first in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Sharolin Sanders belted an RBI triple to left field, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Bison added a run in the top of the 3rd inning to square the score up at 1. In the bottom of the 3rd inning. Christina Scolaro and Alesandria DeSapio both lined RBI singles to open the Eagles lead to 3-1.
In the top of the 4th inning, Gallaudet scored 3 runs with 2 outs, giving them a 4-3 lead. Leading off the bottom of the 5th inning, Christina Scolaro drove a fastball over the left field wall, tying the score up at 4. 3 batter later, Kayla Gonzalez lined an RBI single up the middle, giving the Eagles the go-ahead run at 5-4. Scolaro came on to pitch in the top of the 6th inning and surrendered a single before getting out of the inning. Scolaro pitched a scoreless 7th inning to record her first save of the season and give the Eagles a 5-4 victory.
The Eagles wore pink socks and shoelaces in honor of breast cancer awareness. The Eagles improve to 7-17 on the season and 3-11 in the NEAC.