Mount Hammers Gryphons In Doubleheader

By D.J. Bevivino

BRONXVILLE – The Mount Saint Mary College softball team put on a hitting clinic on Saturday, smashing their way to two convincing victories over the Sarah Lawrence College Gryphons. The Knights won game one, 13-0, and cruised to an 18-3 win in the nightcap.

MSMC improves to 17-21 on the season with the victories.

Game One: Knights 13, Gryphons 0
The Knights wasted no time showing off their offensive power in game one. Sofia Gannon doubled down the left-field line in the third, driving in a run, while a wild pitch and an error later in the inning brought in two more runs. Mount Saint Mary tacked on eight more in the fourth inning.

Leading the charge for MSMC was Gannon (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 Runs, 1 Double), Chloe Graham (1-for-3, 2 Runs, 1 RBI, BB) and Grace MacDonald (2-for3, 1 Run). MacDonald also earned the win, pitching three scoreless innings while striking out seven. Olivia Ferara came in relief and pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game

Game Two: Knights 18, Gryphons 0
The hitting onslaught continued into the second game. After a four-run first inning, MSMC piled on another four runs in the second, fueled by RBI hits from Laura Dentato and Gannon.

The big blow came in the top of the third when Gannon blasted her second homer of the day, scoring two and extending the Knights’ lead to 14-0. Mount tacked on another three runs over the fourth and fifth innings, making it easy work for pitcher Dana Donnelly. Big days where had by Olivia Ferara who went 4-for-4, with 3 runs, and 2 RBIs. Donnelly and Gannon each when 3-for-4, with a combined 6 RBI’s and 3 Runs. Samantha Bendig added to the scoring, by drivingt in 3 RBIs and scoring 3 runs herself. Melanie McClinchey went 2-for-2 and drove in 2 RBI’s. A special shout out goes to Mary Milano, who took her first career at bat today.

Donnelly allowed just three hits over five innings, striking out 4 batters on her way to claim the victory.

Head Coach Samantha Howe said, “I’m really proud of the way we hit the ball today. We’ve been working hard on our approach at the plate, and it paid off in a big way. This gives us a lot of momentum going into the playoffs, and I’m excited to see what we can do.”

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