ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Sophomore shortstop Stephanie Martin (Hanover, Md./Seton Keough) went 5-for-5 with three RBIs to pace the Rams' 16-hit game-two attack to help the Philadelphia University softball team defeat Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Nyack, 8-3, and salvage a doubleheader split. The Warriors won game one 3-1.
Both teams started the nightcap off by scoring once in the first and twice in the second. Martin had a two-run double in the second.
Freshman catcher Mollie Burrell (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) gave the Rams (13-21, 5-9 CACC) separation in the third as she hit a two-run home run to put the visitors in front 5-3.
In the fifth, Martin delivered Philadelphia's sixth run with a two-out single. Burrell and sophomore left fielder Emma Haley (Jensen Beach, Fla./Jensen Beach) both recorded an RBI in the sixth.
Freshman pitcher Kasia Smith (Waddell, Ariz./Estrella Foothills) fanned eight over seven innings to get the win. She allowed three runs on seven hits.
Anna Bailey and Tori Flemming went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Warriors (5-16, 1-15 CACC).
Philadelphia a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning of game one on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded by Riabko.
Nyack came back to tie the score in the bottom of the frame on an error. The Warriors got single runs third and fourth on a Chelsea Macaluso double and a fielder error on a ball hit by Anna Bailey, respectively.
Offensively, the Rams recorded five hits, two from Martin. Christine Kline, Kathleen McClain and Macaluso all had two hits.
Macaluso was the winning pitcher as she threw a complete game and scattered one run on five hits. Sophomore Samantha Abromavage (Lake Hopatcong, N.J./Jefferson Twp.) suffered the loss after allowing three runs—two earned—on seven hits in six innings. She struck out two.
The Rams visit Wilmington (Del.) for a conference doubleheader on Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.