BELLEROSE, N.Y.—Belting out 25 hits and producing 22 runs, the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) softball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep of York College (N.Y.) on Thursday afternoon at Padavan-Preller Field, improving their win streak to six games.
The Lady Bears (6-6) improved to .500 on the season and remained unblemished all-time against the Cardinals (0-8), winning 9-1 in six innings in game one followed by a 13-2 triumph in five innings in game two.
Senior Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) collected three hits on the afternoon, all doubles, driving in a team best five runs and scored four times. Perillo also worked two innings of relief in the circle, striking out five and scattering a two hits. Sophomore Kristin Ferrigno (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney) knocked four hits, with one double, two RBI, three runs and two stolen bases.
The Cardinals drew first blood in the opener on scoring a solo run in the first on a Chyla Guevara RBI single also loading the bases, but the Lady Bears (6-6) escaped further damage, turning a double play through home before an inning ending lineout.
St. Joseph's responded with five runs in the home half of the inning aided by two Cardinal miscues. Cassandra Molinari (Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) started the scoring with a grounder that brought home Ferrigno who reached on an error and the Lady Bears followed with four straight hits to break open the frame.
Perillo laced a double, scoring on a Samantha Rossi (Bayside, N.Y./Mary Louis) single, who then scored on a Destiny Marino (Middle Village, N.Y./Christ the King) triple to the wall. Maria Gentile (Brooklyn, N.Y./Fontbonne Hall) capped the scoring with a single.
Freshman Theresa Armano (Middle Village, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) added to her cause in the circle with a two-out single in the third followed by a Ferrigno single to push the lead to 7-1. Armano would strike out five and scattered four hits over four innings of work to improve to 3-3 in the circle.
After two scoreless frames, the Lady Bears tacked on two more runs in the sixth, Maria Randazzo (Brooklyn, N.Y./Fontbonne Hall) driving in a run with her second hit of the game and Geena Campisi (Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) plating a run on a grounder to reach the run-rule.
In the nightcap, the Lady Bears bats came alive early belting 11 hits and building a 12-0 run through three innings, scoring four in the first, six in the second and two in the third.
Perillo laced a pair of doubles in her first two at bats, a bases-clearing double in the second highlighting a 2-for-2 game with five RBI.
Junior Erica Eddy (Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King) and Ferrigno also rapped run-scoring doubles in the second, both finishing the game 2-for-2 with a RBI.
Taking the circle in game two, Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island, N.Y./Michael J. Petrides) allowed just one hit through three before the Cardinals touched her up for an unearned run in the fourth. McGowan would improve to 3-3 scattering three hits, striking out four and walking two.
St. Joseph's will conclude their eight-game home stand welcoming another CUNYAC foe Baruch College to Padavan-Preller Field on Saturday, April 4. Game one of the doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. with live stats available on SJCBears.com.