C.W. Post Advances In ECC Championships With 6-1 Win Over Queens
Rockville Centre, N.Y. - C.W. Post defeated
Queens College, 6-1, to advance in the East Coast Conference
Championships Friday afternoon at Dean Skelos Sports Complex.
The Pioneers will play Dowling College this afternoon at 4 p.m.
C.W. Post improves to 37-19 overall while Queens falls to 20-18.
The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single from designated player Sara Schendel.
The Pioneers answered with two runs in the third,, beginning with a fielder's choice that scored junior first baseman Kaci Hopkins (New Egypt, N.J.) from third. The second run was scored on a throwing error by the shortstop on a fielder's choice that scored senior right fielder Kerry Fisher (Barto, Pa.).
C.W. Post added an insurance run on an RBI single from Fisher in the fourth that brought home sophomore pinch runner Carly Chamberlain (Nesco, N.J.) to lead 3-1.
The Knights threatened with runners on second and third in the fourth before relief pitcher Megan Salcido (Brawley, Calif.) came in and got out of the jam with a strikeout and a bases-loaded force out at home.
The Pioneers added three more runs in the seventh on four hits that included an RBI double to right from freshman catcher Alyson Dzierzynski (Deer Park, N.Y.) and a two RBI triple from senior designated player Kendall Bright (Manlius, N.Y.).
Salcido earned her 15th win of the season after pitching the final four innings and allowed just two hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Sophomore Liz Weber (Brightwaters, N.Y.) pitched the first three innings and allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts.
Isabelle Yaroch was charged with the loss after allowing four earned runs on nine hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
Bright batted 2-for-4 with two RBI while Fisher was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Dzierzynski batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Provided by the C.W. Post Sports Information Department.