By Michael Otero
Freshman catcher Julia Seader stole the show in the softball team’s first of two games against Adelphi University on Wednesday, March 16. The freshman drove in all four runs for the Pioneers and called a great game as the Pioneers won 4-0.
Seader kick-started the offense in the first inning; sending a shot to the gap in right-center to plate the first run of the game. One inning later, she was back and this time with the bases loaded. On the first pitch, Seader singled home two runs. And just for good measure, in the top half of the seventh inning Seader smacked a solo homer to right field, giving the Pioneers and insurance run that Ashley Martin wouldn’t need.
The junior hurler went the full seven innings, allowing a measly three hits and seven strikeouts. She upped her win total on the season to three with the complete game victory. Seader finished with three hits and four RBIs and just a triple short of the cycle.
In the second match on the day, Adelphi flipped the switch both offensively and with their pitching. The offense, completely shut down just hours earlier, drove in seven runs in the game’s opening two frames and scored 11 runs for the game on 11 hits. The Pioneers meanwhile, totaled just five hits and scratched two runs across home plate.
Head Coach Jamie Apicella and his squad, originally tagged with a double-header on Sunday, March 20, against Stonehill College, got hit with a cancellation because of inclement weather conditions. The Pioneers are set to return to field on Thursday, March 24, when they open up their home schedule against the University of Bridgeport. First-pitch from the LIU Post Softball Complex is scheduled for 2 p.m.