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Double trouble: Grande ties NCAA record as CSE softball sweeps Sarah Lawrence

Double trouble: Grande ties NCAA record as CSE softball sweeps Sarah Lawrence

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- CSE senior Noelle Grande tied a NCAA Division III record, freshman Jessica Scairpon hit two home runs and junior Madellyn Rodriguez also hit a home run as the Screaming Eagles softball team swept a nonconference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Sarah Lawrence College.

CSE (11-13) won both games by identical scores of 18-0 and have now picked up victories in four of its last five games.

In the first game on Wednesday, Grande led off with a double to left field which ignited a four-run CSE outburst. In the second, Grande ripped an RBI double and two batters later, classmate Kelly O'Dell drilled a three-run homer to left.

Grande laced another RBI double down the left-field line in the third inning, starting a five-run CSE inning. In the fourth inning, Grande reached with her fourth double of the game and tied the NCAA Division III record for doubles in one game.

Grande, a center fielder, joined six other Division III women who've accomplished the feat. The last to do so was Claire Kopoko from Denison (OH) on March 30, 2005.

Grande also scored four times in the game while O'Dell added four RBI and also scored four times.

Freshman pitcher Katrina Kenny picked up the victory, allowing just one hit over five innings with six strikeouts.

In game two, CSE showed off some of its power hitting. Freshman catcher Scairpon hit the first two home runs of her collegiate career, including a two-run shot in the third inning and a three-run blast in the fifth inning. 

First baseman Rodriguez joined in the fireworks with a two-run homer in the fifth.

It was a memorable day for junior right fielder Subhana Wrights who collected her first two collegiate hits and also drove in a run in the fourth inning.

Scairpon totaled five RBI with three runs scored in the game while Kristene Brady-Downes added three hits and scored three times.

Karina Garcia picked up the victory in the pitcher's circle, allowing just one hit over five innings while striking out three batters.

CSE is back at Convent Field on Thursday afternoon for a nonconference doubleheader with Rutgers-Newark. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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