Brookville, N.Y. (3/28/19) The Dominican College softball team dropped two non-conference games to host, LIU Post University, in games played today at the LIU Softball Complex. The Pioneers won the first game, 7-4 and took the nightcap, 7-1 to win their 11th straight game.
Following the loss, Dominican falls to 6-11 overall.
Game One: Dominican jumped out to an 2-0 lead in the top of the first as Rajene Bowe (Ellendale, Del.) came home on a bunt by Samantha Fitzgerald (Fishkill, N.Y.). Sophomore Alyssa Schwalb (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) delivered a two out run-scoring single to centerfield to plate Emily Luzetsky (Bel Air, Md.) and take a 2-0 lead.
The Pioneers rallied with runs in the second, third and fifth innings to pull ahead 7-2. DC added two more runs in their final at-bat on a Pioneer throwing error and a single up-the-middle off the bat of designated player, Alexandria Ledgerwood (Salem, Ore.) for the final 7-4 score.
Pitcher Madeline Uschock (Greensburg, Pa.) took the complete game loss (5-5), while striking out five batters.
Luzetsky went 4-4 with two runs scored in the contest.
Game Two: The Lady Chargers rallied with two out to bring home a run on RBI single from Ledgerwood to take the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. LIU rallied with two runs in the bottom frame en route to the 7-1 win.
Senior Jennifer Paride (Stonington, Conn.) suffered the loss.
Dominican returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Goldey-Beacom College at 12pm on the DC Softball Field.