Softball swept by undefeated Hunter


Denis Gostev | Baruch Athletics

Edgar Llivisupa, Sports Editor

After sweeping the SUNY Purchase College Cougars in a non-conference matchup, the Baruch College Bearcats lost a doubleheader against the Hunter College Hawks on Bearcats Appreciation Day.

The team is winless against the best team in the CUNY Athletic Conference entering the softball tournament.

The Bearcats jumped in front early, but were eventually outmatched by the Hawks in the second half of the game, scoring 12 runs in three innings to end the game after six innings. Baruch lost the game, 412.

The Bearcats started the game with three straight hits, which included an RBI double by Carly Quint to score the first run of the game against Hunter pitcher T’ea Panagakos. She has the lowest ERA in the CUNYAC at 1.61.

Bearcat starter Caroline Gallagher kept the Hawks’ bats quiet, allowing only one hit through the first three innings. That changed in the fourth when she allowed seven hits and runs.

Switching to the mound in relief of Gallagher, Quint struggled and gave up five earned runs on five hits in two and 1/3 inning pitched, raising her ERA from 3.24 to 2.90.

Later in the day, down four runs, a Baruch rally in the seventh fell short and the team lost, 7-5.

After the matchups, Emilia Zakoscielny, Danielle Petrunti and Mircelis Paredas were honored in their final regular-season game at home.

Earlier in the week, the Bearcats swept the Cougars (10-18, 6-8 Skyline Conference) and tied with the 2013 softball team for the most wins in the last 10 seasons.

Baruch won the opener, 106, in a comeback win. Down five runs in the bottom of the third, the team lowered the deficit and scored three runs and scored six runs in the sixth to take the lead.

Purchase had an early lead after starter Gallagher allowed two runs to score in the first after an RBI double and a wild pitch. Three more runs would score in the third before Gallagher settled in and pitched two scoreless frames.

Quint entered the game in relief in the sixth after Gallagher loaded the bases with two outs.

In the second game, the Bearcats scored early and held on to win in six innings, 91.

Opposing pitcher Emily Foltin struggled and gave up a hit in every inning. The defense also had some miscues with five errors, including two in the bottom of the first that led to an early four-run lead for the Bearcats.

Quint earned her 10th win of the season after pitching a complete game, allowing five hits and walking one.

She also batted in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth with a single to center field.

Cuttone led the team in RBIs with two and went two for three.

A doubleheader against York College scheduled on May 1 was postponed.

The team will face New Jersey City University on May 3 in a doubleheader before the CUNYAC Tournament, where it will face John Jay College.