NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary College Softball team got back into the win column Friday afternoon with a pair of Skyline Conference victories, scoring 12-0 and 11-3 decisions over old Westbury. Bridget Morris fired a shutout in the game one win, while Samantha Bendig doubled and homered in the game two victory.
Friday’s sweep pushes Mount Saint Mary to 17-14 overall and 13-1 in Skyline Conference play heading into the final weekend of the regular season. Old Westbury slips to 7-19 overall and 7-7 in conference action.
Game 1: Mount Saint Mary 12 – Old Westbury 0 (F/5)
Mount Saint Mary outhit the Panthers 10-1 in the opener, with Old Westbury’s lone hit coming on a bunt single in the first inning.
The Knights got all the scoring they would need in the bottom of the first, plating three runs.
Nicole Rosner drove in the game’s first two runs with a single.
Sofia Gannon pushed the Knights in front 3-0 with a single to left that delivered Laura Dentato.
Mount Saint Mary plated four more runs in the third and put the game away with five tallies in the home half of the fourth.
Alicia Killeen drove a three-run double through the left center field gap and later scored on an Olivia Ferara single that gave the Mount a 9-0 lead.
In the fourth, Gannon and Riley Norwood both walked in runs ahead of two runs coming home on an Old Westbury miscue.
Ferara delivered the game’s final run with a groundout to second.
For The Knights
Killeen finished the game 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.
Ferara recorded a hit, scored a run and drove in two for the Knights.
Rosner posted a pair of hits, scored two runs and drove in two.
Bendig wrapped up the victory 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Dentato and Gannon each recorded a hit and a run scored with Gannon driving in two runs.
Morris worked her ninth complete game and fourth shutout of the season. She moved to 8-6 on the season after allowing just the one hit and striking out six.
Game 2: Mount Saint Mary 11 – Old Westbury 3 (F/5)
Mount Saint Mary jumped in front 5-0 with five tallies in the bottom of the second inning.
The Knights scored their first two runs on Old Westbury miscues, before Killeen doubled home two runs to give the Knights a 4-0 lead.
Dentato closed out the scoring in the second inning with a single that delivered Killeen.
Old Westbury scored their only three runs of the day in the top of the third keyed by an RBI single from Alaina Reilly.
Mount Saint Mary answered with three more runs in the bottom of the fourth and ended the game with three tallies in the bottom of the fifth.
Dentato drove in Ferara with a ground rule double ahead of a two-run blast from Bendig.
Rosner delivered the final two runs in the fifth with a single that drove in Dentato and Ferara.
For The Knights
Killeen picked up two more hits, including another double, adding two runs and two RBI in game two.
Dentato added two safeties, including a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBI.
Rosner closed out a big day 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
Bendig went 2-for-2 with a double, home run, two runs and two RBI.
Ferara doubled and scored two runs.
Melanie McClinchey finished game two with a hit and a run scored.
Christen Hansen picked up her ninth win of the season in relief, working the final 3.0 innings, allowing just two hits and striking out one.