By Ivan Morrobel
Published: April 18th, 2019
The Brooklyn College women’s softball team losing woes continue after dropping both games of a doubleheader (3-14, 0-12) against their second CUNYAC opponent of the season Hunter College Hawks last Thursday afternoon at home.
The Bulldogs, who only managed to get three hits combined in the two games, did most of their damage in the first game.
As the Hunter College Hawks got off to a quick 5-0 lead to start the game, Brooklyn College responded in the bottom of the first inning after Junior Leslie Lima reached base on an error to leadoff, which allowed cleanup hitter Chanel Jemmott to put the Bulldogs on the board with a two-out RBI double.
Brooklyn’s bats went silent for the following three innings as the Hawks pounded them for nine more runs to help widen their lead to a blowout victory, but the Bulldogs scored an additional two runs in the bottom of the fifth, evidently showing their last sign of life.
Starting pitcher Megan Ortiz-Mengedoht didn’t have her A game against Hunter as she allowed ten earned runs on 12 hits through five innings.
Game 2 of the doubleheader was unlike the first for the Bulldogs. In fact, it was dreadful.
The Hawks didn’t hesitate to pick up where they left off as they thrashed the Bulldogs for 12 unanswered runs. Carolina Bibula, Brittney Salvador and Dilailah Gomez all had two hits each for Hunter.
The Bulldogs appeared to be missing in action versus the Hawks’ starting pitcher Francesca Cipollina. The freshman gave up one hit, which came off of the bat of Brooklyn’s shortstop Anna Curran.
But not only did the Bulldogs’ offense disappear for the second game of the doubleheader, but their defense was also shaky as well. Brooklyn committed three errors in the five innings that were played.
The two losses dropped the Bulldogs to 2-14 overall and 0-4 in the CUNYAC this season, whereas Hunter continued to dominate conference opponents by bolstering their record to 7-1.
With just a few games left before the regular season comes to an end, the Bulldogs’ lineup has hit .194, while the pitchers have combined for a 13.28 earned run average through 16 games.
The Bulldogs are having a nightmare season and will look to try and get some victories in as they will take on Baruch College on April 18th on Brooklyn College’s field.