(Brooklyn, N.Y.)- The SUNY Canton softball team rallied to pull out a 6-4 victory over Brooklyn College in the second game of a doubleheader at BC Field in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Bulldogs won the opening game 6-4.
The Roos moved to 10-12 overall and have won six of their last seven contests. Brooklyn is now 12-9 overall.
SUNY Canton got off to a good start in the second game taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Junior Nicole Mulieri (Afton, N.Y.) led off the stanza bunting for a single and then came around to score when junior Allie Gibson (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) ripped a single up the middle.
That lead would hold for the next three innings before the visitors stretched their advantage to a 2-0 margin in the fourth inning. Gibson led off with another single up the middle and came home on an RBI-single from freshman Kristyn Reynolds (Malone, N.Y.).
The Bulldogs trimmed the lead in half with a single run in the bottom of the fourth and then surged ahead 3-2 posting two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. But SUNY Canton would deny Brooklyn the sweep scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning on three straight doubles. Junior Andrea Rogers (Munnsville, N.Y.) doubled to left field and advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then tied the game scoring on a Gibson double to left centerfield. Sophomore Hallie Fenti (Hornell, N.Y.) then smacked a double to left field that plated Gibson with the game-winning run.
Gibson finished 3-for-3. Rogers ended the game 2-for-3 and Mulieri had two singles.
Senior Tina DeLuca (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.) won her seventh game striking out three batters and allowing 10 hits and no walks in seven innings.
Stephanie Caravello tripled for Brooklyn and Marie Oneto surrendered four earned runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in seven innings.
In the opening game, Rogers belted her team-leading sixth home run with a two-run shot to centerfield in the top of the sixth that trimmed the Bulldogs lead to 5-3. Brooklyn got one back in the bottom half of the inning to push their lead to 6-3. The Roos scored one run in the top of the seventh and put runners on third twice with a chance to tie the game, but Mulieri was caught trying to steal home and Rogers was thrown out at second on another steal attempt to end the game.
Rogers went 2-for-3 and scored twice. Mulieri added two singles, and Gibson and Fenti each singled once. Gibson also took the loss on the mound as she gave up 12 hits and three walks with two strikeouts in six innings.
The Roos return to the diamond on Sunday with a doubleheader at Briarcliffe College.