Pace Defeats New Haven Chargers In Softball

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Freshman  Caitlin McCann tossed five shutout innings in the defeat against the New Haven Chargers on Tuesday, April 8.
Freshman Caitlin McCann tossed five shutout innings in the defeat against the New Haven Chargers on Tuesday, April 8. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pace University women's softball team gained a win against the New Haven Chargers on Tuesday, April 8, and improved its record to 4-4 in the Northeast-10 Southwest Division. 

The Setters scored a pair of runs early in the first inning. Freshman Shelby Yung led off the game with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Freshman Nikole Larm drove in Yung with a single and scored later on a single by freshman Haley Hernandez for a 2-0 Pace lead.

Pace added three runs in the final two innings as freshman Alicia Marino drove in a run in the sixth on a fielder's choicer. 

Larm extended the Pace lead to 5-0 with an RBI single to score junior Jean Drury. Before  the runs by Pace, the Chargers added a three-run home run in the seventh. Freshman Kaitlyn Nelson shut the door on a comeback as the Setters held on for the win.

For the Setters, Larm went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Hernandez also went 2-for-3. McCann pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, scattered six hits and struck out five. Freshman Kira Knight allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one.

The final score was 5-3.

The Setters will be back in action on Wednesday, April 9, as Pace hosts the Caldwell Cougars in a single game  at 3 p.m. on the Briarcliff campus.

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