Hawks’ Complete Weekend Sweep Over Delaware State


Scott Morris, Staff Writer

The 2023 Hartford Softball season began this past weekend as the Hawks’ traveled to Delaware State for a weekend slate. Game one featured Hawk’s Senior Caylee English pitching a complete game while striking out eight batters, allowing five hits and six runners crossing the plate. The first four runs for Delaware State came within the first inning; however, the Hawks’ bats woke up in the top half of the second. Hartford’s first run came courtesy of Anita Farkas when she reached on a fielder’s choice allowing Emily Coffey to score.

The Hawks captured the lead later that inning as senior Mara Sczecienski singled, allowing Oliva Wolk, Sarah Serran, and Anita Farkas to cross the plate, giving the Hawks a 5-4 lead. Hartford would tag on another two runs compared to the Hornet’s two to complete the comeback win 7-6.

Game two of the weekend series featured yet another comeback win as they beat the Hornets 6-4. Hartford senior Lauren Card was on the mound for the Hawks as she pitched the entire game and struck out five batters, allowing ten hits and four runners to cross the plate. The Hornets scored two runs in the first inning again, but the Hawks’ countered that by getting a sole run back as Anita Farkas singled, allowing Azya Walker to cross the plate.

The Hornets would score their final runs in the third inning, taking a 4-1 lead heading into the latter half of the game. However, the Hawks would again use their late-inning heroics to score four runs in the sixth inning. Finally, the Hawks took the lead in the top of the sixth inning as they scored four runs and none more significant than the two-run single by Mikayla Gord, which scored Azya Walker and Shailynn Wil. That would be the final nail in the coffin as Hartford took game 2 with a 6-4 final score, completing the weekend sweep.

The Hawks will take the field this Sunday in Riverdale, New York, to take on Manhattan College for another doubleheader. This game was initially scheduled for this Tuesday; however, due to the impending snowstorm, it was moved to the weekend.