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William Paterson University

05/01/2021 | 1:00 PM

NEWARK, NJ – The 19th TCNJ softball team continued their victories on Tuesday. The Lions defeated Rutgers-Newark 7-3, 8-0. TCNJ improved to 15-3, including 14-2 in NJAC action that season. The Lions are one game behind Rowan in the conference standings in second place.

Game one
TCNJ scored a quick run in the first inning from an RBI victim flight from Allie Immerso. In the third inning, the Lions took control of the game by setting up a five-point spot.

Back-to-back singles from Kaci Neveling and Katie Winchock started the rally. An RBI triple from Immerso’s bat drove her home. After today’s games, Immerso leads the Lions in RBIs at 16 for the season. Lauren Conroy hit them with a base goal to extend the lead to 4-0. The final run of the inning came when Elyse Nardozza reached the base due to an error struck by Conroy.

Eliza Sweet deserved the victory in the circle for the Lions. Sweet went 3.2 innings and only allowed one run. Ally Schlee threw the last 3.1 innings and knocked out four batters. Sweet improved to 5-2 with the win that season.

Neveling, Immerso, Winchock and Conroy each scored two hits. Jaclyn Carifi went 3-4 in the first game. Kayla Hillenbrand pushed the seventh run of the game over with an RBI victim fly in the seventh inning.

Game two
Starting pitcher Alanna Namit had a big game on either side of the ball. In the circle, Namit delivered the complete game shutout. The full game is the 33rd of her career and the shutout marks the 19th of her career.

Namit also had a day on his plate. She went 2-4 with three RBIs, a home run and a double. The homer, her second of her career, was a two-run shot in the seventh inning to give TCNJ an 8-0 lead.

TCNJ pushed through two runs in the second inning over a two RBI single from Julia Kinnally. In the third round, Immerso scored after the choice of a field player from Julia Mayernik, then a Namit double extended the lead to 4-0.

Immerso and Hillenbrand each took on an RBI to increase the lead to 6-0. The offensive was more than enough for Namit, who defeated 12 Batters and allowed only three hits, to improve to 6-1 during the season.

Immerso, Namit, Hillenbrand and Kinnally all scored two hits in the backend of the double header. Immerso was also active on the Basic Paths, collecting three steals.

The Lions will end the regular season against William Paterson at home on May 1st. This will also be Lions Seniors Day.