The SUNY New Paltz softball team hosted Brockport Saturday afternoon and was held scoreless by the Golden Eagles as they lost 5-0 and 1-0. New Paltz falls to 9-9 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.
Rose Dovi (Cortland) led the Hawks offense with a 2-for-3 game at the plate including her third double of the season. Five other players tallied one hit each as New Paltz totaled seven hits and left six runners on base. First year Alyssa Oliva (Fishkill/John Jay) took the loss in the circle for New Paltz as she allowed four runs on seven hits and striking out two in four innings of work. Devon Kelly (Baldwin) allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts in three innings on the mound.
Brockport tallied a single run in the first and third for the 2-0 lead and doubled their lead with two runs on three hits in the fifth inning. The Golden Eagles completed the scoring with the final run in the seventh inning. The Hawks managed at least one hit in the final five innings, but were unable to capitalize with runners on base.
The second game was a pitchers dual until the fourth inning when Brockport scored the lone run on an RBI double to left field. The Hawks tallied two hits in the bottom of the seventh to spoil Brockport’s chance of a no-hitter but it wasn’t enough as New Paltz lost 1-0. Justine Scutaro (Shoreham/Shoreham Wading River) singled to left field, and Tori Kyle (Staten Island/Curtis) was entered to pinch run. Kyle advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dovi. Sam Barra (Islip) singled down the left line to move Kyle to third but that is as close as the Hawks would come to scoring position, as the next two hitters popped up and grounded out to second base.
Sophomore Courtney Costello (Bayport/Bayport-Blue Point) took the loss on the mound as she threw the final four innings allowing one run on five hits. Kelly threw the first three innings, striking out one batter and allowing one hit.
The Hawks return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Cortland to face the Red Dragons, ranked ninth nationally in Division III, at 3pm.