The softball team played in a non-conference doubleheader against The Sage Colleges on Tuesday, March 31.
Game one went into extra innings. A grand slam by The Sage Colleges’ first-year left fielder Alana Vandenburg in the eighth inning lifted the Gators over the Hawks in a final score of 15-12.
Fourth-year co-Captain Shayna Burgess went 3-5 with three runs batted in (RBIs) and three runs scored for the Hawks. Fourth-year first baseman and pitcher Erika Traina was 2-4 with four RBIs, a home run, and two runs scored, while working six innings in the circle with three earned runs off eight hits with one strikeout in a no-decision.
The second game ended in the third inning due to darkness, with New Paltz up, 3-1. Due to the contest not meeting the minimum threshold for innings played, the game does not count.
The Hawks now have a record of 7-6. They next begin State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play with a road doubleheader against SUNY Oneonta Friday, April 3.