Marist Softball Season Came to an End Friday

By Sam Higuera

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Marist softball team had its season come to an end on Friday. The top-seeded Red Foxes fell to second-seeded Niagara, 10-4, on the third day of the MAAC Championship.

The Purple Eagles seized the lead in the top of the third inning, capitalizing on four hits, highlighted by a three-run home run.

A two-run home run in the top of the fifth increased Niagara’s lead to 5-0.

Niagara extended their lead in the top of the sixth inning, fueled by four hits, including yet another three-run home run to add five more to their tally.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Peyton Pusey kick started the action with a single. Miah McDonald followed with a double, advancing Pusey to third base. A wild pitch ensued, allowing the Red Foxes’ first run to cross home plate.

Continuing the momentum, Haley Ahr smashed a two-run home run over the center field fence to make it 10-3.

McDonald hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh, making it 10-4.

Marist concludes the season with a 36-19 record.

The Red Foxes were the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season champions.

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