Walk-off win helps lead softball to six-game winning streak

Jonathan Tewodros, Senior Writer

The softball team started a strong stretch of performances April 10-15 with a home victory over Robert Morris on April 10.  The Bison beat the Colonials 9-8 in their second walk-off win over Robert Morris this season. Erin Cox ’15 hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to break the tie and end the Bison’s seven-game losing streak. Dana Nielsen ’16 allowed just one unearned run and gave up five hits and one walk in almost five innings of solid pitching. Kristen Zahn ’15 tied the Bison single-season record for RBI’s with two in the game. The Bison finished the game with 10 hits.


The Bison followed up April 10’s victory with a pair of great performances against Binghamton in a home doubleheader at Becker Field. The first game was won 2-1 hugely due to a stellar pitching performance from Nielsen. Nielsen pitched her third complete game of the season, only allowing one run, nine hits, and one walk. The Bison finished with nine hits to supplement their great pitching, allowing them to score enough runs to come out on top on the first half of the double header.

In game two of the doubleheader, the Bison were awarded another pitching gem from Amanda Fazio ’16, as they won the game 5-1. Fazio pitched her 12th complete game of the season, giving up only one run, striking out nine batters, and giving up only eight hits. The Bison once again finished with nine hits to take the second game handily.


The Bison wrapped up their busy week with a very important conference doubleheader against Lafayette at home on April 14. They completed the sweep of the Leopards with ease as they slugged their way to two blowout victories. In the first game, the Orange and Blue won 8-0 in five innings as Nielsen pitched her way to a quick and easy victory with tons of team run support from her teammates. In the following game, Fazio kept the Leopards off their game, as she pitched the Bison to a 6-1 victory.

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