SAN MARCOS, CA - In its second game of the day, the NYU-Poly softball team ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the host Cal State University - San Marcos pitcher Brenna Sandberg. The Lady Cougar pitched four innings of one-hit softball in guiding her team to a 9-0 win over NYU-Poly. NYU-Poly falls to 1-3 on the season, while CSUSM - the #8 ranked team in the NAIA, improves to 26-4.
Sophomore Miranda Merilli (Altoona, PA) suffered the loss for NYU-Poly going four innings while allowing 12 hits and nine runs. Only four runs were earned as NYU-Poly committed three errors. All three came in a five run third inning for CSUSM.
Freshmen Ryane Pappa (Naperville, IL) led off the game with a single, but that would be the lone hit the Lady Jays would get off of Sandberg. Junior Katie Jo Sunday (West Lawn, PA) would pick up a single in the fifth off reliever Kristin Jaeger.
NYU-Poly will now travel north to Occidental College for a double-header tomorrow.