Baruch softball suffers doubleheader loss to Westfield State

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Dani Heba, Copy Editor

The Baruch College Bearcats softball team suffered back-to-back losses in a doubleheader against the Westfield State University Owls on April 10 in Westfield, Massachusetts.

The first game resulted in a 91 loss for the Bearcats.

The Bearcats had three hits, one by second-basewoman Megan Bell, one by catcher Bridget Campanelli and one by Mircelis Paredes. The sole run and RBI came from Campanelli, when she homered to left field at the top of the sixth inning.

It was otherwise a tough game , as the Owls got off to a 2-0 lead from the bottom of the first when the Owls’ Colleen Hughes and Meghan Doyle singled to drive in the first runs of the game.

In the second inning, the Bearcats were outscored 4-0.

The Owls’ Lindsay Cordopatri bunted to the catcher, but an error by Campanelli led Cordopatri and Christina Ciampa to score, pushing the lead to 4-0.

Campanelli then homered to left field, earning two RBIs and increasing the lead to 6-0 by the bottom of the second.

The Owls then scored three more times in the sixth to make the game 9-1.

Carly Quint (4-4) pitched 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing 11 hits, nine runs, seven strikeouts and a walk.

The second game didn’t fare much better for the Bearcats, as they lost 208 in five innings of play.

Bell, Jordyn Schwartz and Emilia Zakoscielny scored two runs each for the Bearcats, while Quint scored one run and had two RBIs and Campanelli scored one run. Paredes had four RBIs and two hits in the effort.

However, it was no match for the Owls, who had eight players score two or more runs each to propel them to a 20-point game.

Schwartz (0-1) pitched 3.2 innings, allowing 20 runs, 13 hits and six walks, while notching three strikeouts. Quint pitched 0.1 innings, notching a walk and a strike out.

The Bearcats are now 10-8 but remain undefeated,  4-0, in the CUNY Athletic Conference, tied with the Hunter College Hawks for first.

The team looks to regain momentum with three doubleheaders this week, the first against the John Jay Bloodhounds on April 12, the next against the York College Cardinals on April 14 and the latter against the Brooklyn College Bulldogs on April 15.

The week after, they will again play John Jay on April 19, then Hunter College on April 21 and Lehman College on April 23.