Softball Earns Impressive Doubleheader Split with League-Leading Molloy
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Apr. 21, 2012) - On Saturday afternoon, the Mercy College softball team received an incredible pitching performance out of sophomore hurler Alexandra Puglisi (Shelton, Conn.) as the Mavericks took Game 1 from the East Coast Conference-leading Molloy College Lions, 2-0. In the second contest, the Lions exacted their revenge by winning, 3-0. With the split, the Mavericks finished their 2012 season with a 25-26 overall record and a mark of 10-18 in the league.
Game One: Mercy 2, Molloy 0
Mercy grabbed an early 1-0 lead on a bottom of the first solo home run from sophomore first baseman Kelly Bentson (Brewster, N.Y.). The next time the Mavericks plated a run home was in the sixth when junior centerfielder Lexi Majury (Bayville, N.J.) recorded a sacrifice fly.
Puglisi, who finished 2012 with a 15-9 record, 160 strikeouts and 2.05 ERA, pitched all seven innings and allowed just five hits. She walked one and whiffed six. The Shelton native outdueled Molloy's ace Kelley Jansen (20-7).
Game Two: Molloy 3, Mercy 0
All of Molloy's scoring came in the third and fourth innings as Carla Campagna notched an RBI single, Nicolette Sinagra homered to left center, and Jansen walked with the bases loaded.
In the circle for Mercy, sophomore Mary Sieber (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) allowed three runs on seven hits, but only one of those runs was earned. She finished 2012 with a 9-13 ledger and an ERA of 2.63.
Mercy was only able to muster five hits against Molloy standout Megan Butterworth (19-3).
Head Coach Mike Fazio and the Mavericks have now concluded the 2012 season. Please continue to stay tuned to www.MercyAthletics.com for all the news on ECC postseason award winners.