Softball goes 2-0 on the day and improve to 5-10 on the season


Justin Schmidt, Staff Writer

The Nor’Eastern Classic on Sunday was good to women’s softball team as they win 7-5 over Siena, and 5-4 over Manhattan. Game one started with a two-out double by rookie Haley Cassidy which brought in classmate Paige Fedak, who reached on an error and stole second. Hartford ended the bottom of the first up 1-0. Three scoreless innings eventually ended with Siena tying the game up on a fielding error with two outs. The fifth inning caused the game to blow wide open as the Hawks put up six runs on four hits and pair of errors by Siena. Back to back RBI singles by Danielle Rocheleau and Fedak started a rally which would end the inning being up 7-1. The Saints didn’t give up as Madysen Cossack blasted a three-run home run with two outs to push the deficit to two. However, freshman Julianna Kocenski who earned the start for Hartford ended the game forcing a groundout, winning 7-5. Game two was a closer game as Manhattan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their first at-bats. Freshman Emma Curry evened the score for the Hawks with her first career home run, with a two-run shot over the left field fence. The Jaspers answered with a two-run homer of their own, but the Hawks didn’t die down as they scored three runs in the bottom of the third to go up 5-4. Back to Back singles from sophomores Barranger and Rocheleau helped Fedak as she hit a base clearing double. Kylie Dazalla brought in the go ahead run after reaching on a fielder’s choice. Senior Melissa Pereira locked down the next three frames helping the Hawks secure the win. Softball continues their homestay with a pair of midweek doubleheaders against Saint Peter’s on Tuesday and Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday.