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Up And Down Week for Softball

Joseph La Rosa

Within the past week, the LIU Post Women’s Softball Team has won four games and lost two, sweeping New York Institute of Technology two days in a row and losing two games to the University of New Haven earlier in the week. LIU Post defeated NYIT by scores of 11-0, 8-0, 11-3, and 10-1. Post was defeated by New Haven by scores of 6-5 and 2-1.

On Saturday, April 5th, the softball team took donations during the doubleheader against NYIT for “Score For A Cure,” which donates money to fight Multiple Sclerosis. Fans in attendance were able to pledge small donations for every run scored by both teams throughout the game. All of the money collected was donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

LIU Post did not disappoint on Saturday, scoring 21 runs between the two games.  Both games were shortened to five innings each due to mercy rules. The four wins in two days propelled the Women’s Softball Team to 25-13 overall and 13-1 in East Coast Conference play.

In the first game of the day, the Pioneers were led by freshmen Catherine Havens and Alyson Dzierzynski in addition to senior Krysta Palazzo, each of who walked away with three hits in the game. In the second game, sophomore pitcher Liz Weber earned her 11th win of the season when she allowed just one run and three hits over the span of four innings pitched in addition to notching five strikeouts. Weber leads the Pioneers in strikeouts with 80 on the season so far.

Up next for the Pioneers is a home doubleheader against Mercy College on Thursday, April 12th, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Softball Complex.

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