Softball

2017 RECORD: 30-15; GNAC: 15-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 13 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 26

Softball Falls 9-2 in Late Innings to Suffolk

Softball Falls 9-2 in Late Innings to Suffolk
FINAL SCORE: Suffolk 9 | Albertus Magnus 2
TEAM RECORDS: Suffolk (28-16) | Albertus Magnus (31-15) 

Providence, R.I. – The Albertus Magnus College softball team dropped a 9-2 decision late to the third-seeded Suffolk University Rams in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament elimination game at Johnson & Wales Scotts Miracle-Gro Complex on Sunday morning.

WINNING PITCHER: Ali Yamakaitis (11-8) - 3.0 IP | 1 H | 3 SO
LOSING PITCHER: Megan Ferraro (14-6) - 7.1 IP | 14 H | 8 R | 7 ER | 1 BB | 2 SO | 1 HR

HOW IT HAPPENED

Jill Pulek put Suffolk on the board in the first frame as the designated hitter smashed a two-run homer to give the Rams an early 2-0 edge.

The Falcons trimmed the margin to one in the home half of the inning thanks to Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.) solo shot down the left field line.

Albertus Magnus tied the game in the bottom of the fourth, 2-2. Freshman Aliza Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) reached first with a single up the middle then Megan Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) ripped a two-out triple to right field that plated Esposito.

After neither team could break through for the winning run in regulation, the Rams exploded for seven runs on eight hits and two errors in the eighth. Suffolk got RBI singles from Delaney Sylvester, Devlin Frost and McKenzie McGrath to start the scoring.

INSIDE THE STATS

  • McKenzie McGrath had a day for the Rams going perfect 4-for-4 at the dish with one RBI and one run scored.
  • Kelly led the way for the Falcons, collecting a trio of hits.
  • The Falcons finished the game with nine hits while Suffolk posted 17.
  • Following the solo shot by Fortier, she concludes the season with a total of 11 home runs.