- Andrew Crooks
Softball Extends Win Streak to Eight with Sweep of Manhattan
By Andrew Crooks
This past weekend, the Canisius College Softball team went to Jersey City and Manhattan to play four conference games. On Saturday, they took on the Saint Peter’s Peacocks and on Sunday they played the Manhattan Jaspers.
These games would give the Golden Griffins a chance to take sole possession of first place in the MAAC.
In game one versus the Peacocks, junior Gianna Fazzolari and senior Sophia Recorsio both led the way for the Golden Griffins. They each compiled two hits in the first game of the day. This gave Canisius a 10-2 win in their first game of the weekend.
During game two, both sophomore Saige Alfaro and freshman Rylee Alfaro had three hits and one RBI. The sisters led the way offensively for the Golden Griffins in another impressive offensive performance for Canisius.
The second game ended in a 9-6 win improving the conference record to 10-2.
On Sunday, the Golden Griffins looked to extend their win streak to 8 games with a sweep of Manhattan. Canisius proceeded to sweep Manhattan to continue the win streak with two wins by a score of 3-0 and 5-3.
In game three on the weekend, junior Megan Giese continued a season of dominance with a complete game shutout against the Jaspers. On offense, the team was led by a two-run homer by graduate Nicole Rivait which drove in two of the three runs in the game.
In the final game on the weekend, sophomore Toria Kover took the win with five scoreless innings. Sophomore Rosie Gomez drove home junior Christie McGee-Ross twice on the day. This included a two-run home run by Gomez in the first inning to kick start the scoring for the Golden Griffins.
After the dominant weekend, the softball team holds claim to an eight-game win streak and a nine-game win streak in conference play. They are now 12-2 in the MAAC and own sole possession of first place in the conference.
With only six conference games remaining in the regular season the Golden Griffins are in complete control of their own destiny. If they proceed to win the rest of their conference games they will clinch the regular season MAAC title as well as host the MAAC tournament.