BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Junior Victoria Mahoney (Allenwood, N.J./Saint John Vianney) struck out eight in the opener and sophomore Amber Wainwright (Taunton, Mass./Taunton) batted 3-for-3 in game two, but the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) softball team dropped both ends of their Skyline Conference doubleheader to sister school St. Joseph's College (Long Island) on a glorious spring Saturday afternoon at Gil Hodges Field.
- Final Scores: SJC Long Island 3, SJC Brooklyn 0; SJC Long Island 9, SJC Brooklyn 0 (6 innings)
- Records: SJC Long Island (10-6, 6-0), SJC Brooklyn (6-16, 1-9)
- Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. — Gil Hodges Field
Game 1: SJC Long Island 3, SJC Brooklyn 0
- Victoria Mahoney and Golden Eagle starter Theresa Cardello entertained with a pitchers' duel, as both worked on one-hitters through four innings.
- The visitors broke through in the sixth with Lindsay Smocer's two-out single through the left side delivering a pair of runs. Another two-out knock from Zoe Kelly to opposite field in the seventh tacked on an insurance run.
- Mahoney matched her high with eight strikeouts, but her counterpart Cardello struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in the shutout effort.
Game 2: SJC Long Island 9, SJC Brooklyn 0 (6 innings)
- The Golden Eagles opened the second inning with a walk and a single to gain runners in scoring position setting up Jillian McFadzen for a two-run single that opened the scoring.
- A leadoff home run for Ashley Accardi highlighted a three-run fourth for Long Island but the Bears had their best scoring threat in the home half of the inning on back-to-back leadoff singles by Sarah Kampuries (Ozone Park, N.Y./James Madison) and Wainwright but came away empty-handed.
- A bloop single with two outs fell to the left field grass and allowed two more runs to score in a five-run sixth inning that put the visitors over the run-rule.
For the Bears
- Amber Wainwright was the only Bear to hit in both games finishing 4-for-6.
- Brianna Baglino (Howard Beach, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) and Sarah Kampuries each collected hits in game one and game two, respectively.
Next Up for the Bears
- The Bears have a day off before heading to the Bronx to face Lehman College on Monday (April 16) in a makeup of a non-conference doubleheader postponed due to weather. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. with live stats and video available on SJCBears.com.