Heavy hitting led the C.W. Post softball team to victory on Sunday, April 3rd, over the Lions of Molloy College. Junior infielder Kendall Bright led the Pioneers, batting 3-for-6 on the day with four RBI and two runs scored.
In the first game, senior Sarah Kiser took the mound for the Pioneers. Kiser earned the win, walking away with 10 strikeouts. Solid pitching was backed up by solid hitting when Post overcame a 0-1 deficit in the fourth inning off a homerun by freshman Nicole Hagenah. Still tied at one, the game made its way into extra innings. The Lions managed to pull ahead in the top of the 9th, putting the pressure on C.W. Post. The Pioneers responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-run walk-off single up the middle by Bright, giving Post the first win of the doubleheader.
Christina Berardi started the second game of the day for the Pioneers, earning her 9th win of the season and allowing only one earned run while striking out eight. Bright picked up right where she left off in the final game of the day, knocking in the first two runs of the game with a two-run hit to right field. RBI singles from sophomore shortstop Nicole Fierro and junior designated hitter Kristen Morcone, along with some good hitting by Molloy eventually brought the game to 4-3 in the sixth inning, but the Lions’ surge was not enough to keep the Pioneers from victory, as they walked away with the 4-3 win.
The wins brought Post’s record to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the East Coast Conference while dropping the Lions to 17-7, 4-2 in the ECC. The Pioneers will take the field again on Thursday, April 7th against Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y.