Softball Team Comes up Short in Season Finale

Photo by Israel S-Rodriguez

The Brooklyn College softball team closed out the regular season on Friday in a loss against non-conference opponent Purchase College, 0-8 in game one and 3-13 in the second game. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 6-24 overall record, and a 2-10 CUNY record.

In the first game, Purchase’s starting pitcher, Nicole Fortuna, was on her A-game and never seemed to cool off through five innings, allowing only two hits by the Bulldogs and not walking a batter. Bulldogs catcher, Shakira Feliciano and infielder Brianna Preston were the only two batters to each hit a single. The Panthers opened up the first inning by scoring two runs. Brooklyn on the other hand went scoreless. The visiting team built a bigger lead in the third inning, scoring six runs to bury Brooklyn in game one.

As game two began, Brooklyn once again found itself down early, as Purchase scored four runs at the top of the second inning. Although this time around, the Bulldogs answered with a run of their own, as Brianna Preston hit an RBI single allowing Breanna Maresca to dive into home base. Trailing 7-1, going into the bottom of the fifth inning, shortstop, Anna Curran, got things going for Brooklyn when she was hit by a pitch moving her to first base after second baseman, Nicole Rose, hit a two-run home run to cut Purchase’s lead to four.

Brooklyn’s comeback was short lived as Purchase would open up the sixth inning by scoring three more runs to extend its lead to seven. The Bulldogs went scoreless in the sixth inning, and come the seventh inning, the visiting team would finish the game off by scoring another three runs to hand Brooklyn its final loss of the regular season.

Brooklyn will enter as the sixth seed in the upcoming CUNYAC Championships First Round, which is set to begin Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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