By Samip Delhiwala
Published: March 21st, 2018
The Brooklyn College women’s softball team dropped to 0-6 (0-4 in conference) for the season, after dropping both games in a doubleheader against Frostburg State University (FSU), 16-0 and 14-0, on Saturday morning to conclude the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic.
FSU got the festivities started by scoring three runs in the first inning of the first game. The Bobcats’ Aliyah Ramey delivered with a two-run double, and the team followed up with an RBI triple to take a 3-0 lead.
The Bulldogs went down in order in the bottom of the first inning, but BC’s pitching returned the favor to induce 1-2-3 inning in the top of the second. BC outfielder Chanel Jemmott—who was also named Student Athlete of the Month for her stellar play for BC’s women’s basketball team—led off the top of the second with a single. But FSU starting pitcher Allison Short struck out the next three hitters to end the inning.
FSU proceeded to pull away in the top of the third inning, lighting up BC starting pitcher Uena Xharo for another eight runs to take a commanding 11-0 lead. The Bulldogs only managed another hit.
Ramey led FSU with a 4-for-4 night and five RBIs. Center fielder Sam Gatton also went 3-for-4, and scored two runs while driving in three. Short pitched three full innings, surrendering only one hit and striking out seven.
Jemmott and Brittany Lay both recorded a hit for the Bulldogs’ only two hits of the game.
The Bulldogs then played their next game shortly after, but the offense continued to struggle against FSU pitching in an uneventful 1-2-3 top of the first.
FSU broke the game open very quickly at the bottom of the inning, knocking Lay, who was BC’s starting pitcher, out of the game after she recorded just two outs. She was charged with 10 runs (six earned) on three hits and nine walks.
The Bulldogs gave up four more runs in the second and third inning, and only managed one hit in the loss. Defensive blunders contributed to the score, as the Bulldogs had three errors that led to four unearned runs.
BC’s doubleheader against St. Joseph’s College that was scheduled for today at 5 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The team will travel to Purchase, NY tomorrow for a doubleheader against Purchase College. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and first pitch for game two is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.