The Brooklyn College Softball Team closed out the 2017 season on Wednesday, after its loss to number three seed Lehman College, 10-2, in the first round of the CUNYAC Championships.
The Bulldogs entered as the number six seed in the postseason, ending with a 6-25 record. Lehman will advance to the semifinals as its hosts the number one seed, College of Staten Island.
Home court advantage suited Lehman well as it jumped out to a 9-0 lead through the first three innings, which included five runs on five hits in the bottom of the third inning. Constant errors in the bottom of the third is what hurt Brooklyn and helped the home team open the gap on the scoreboard.
Brooklyn picked up its only two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Catcher Shakira Feliciano kicked off the things for the Bulldogs with a hit in the inning. She would advance to second after a wild pitch by Lehman, Feliciano would eventually score on an RBI single driven to center field by infielder, Brianna Preston. Preston would also cross home base after freshman shortstop Anna Curran reached on an error.
Lehman would respond to Brooklyn’s two runs in the inning with a run of its own, which helped close out the game and the Bulldogs season. Lehman’s starting pitcher Yaidee Nieves pitched all five innings and helped her team hold Brooklyn to two runs while striking out six batters. Bulldogs starting pitcher Uena Xharo ended the season with a 4-13 record when pitching.