Goldey-Beacom sweeps Queens College (NY)


Photo: Goldey-Beacom College

The Goldey-Beacom College softball team earned a pair of wins on Thursday to push their record to 21-7 on the season. Goldey-Beacom beat The Queens College (NY) Knights 3-2 in their first game and 6-1 in the second.

Let’s start with the 3-2 win!


Game Leaders:

RBIs: Carly Setting, Nicole Makin, and Gwen Safin would lead the team in RBIs, with one in the win.

Runs: Makin, Autumn Simpson, and Chasedy Johnson also led the team in runs, with one in the game.

Hits: Setting and Makin would lead the team in hits with two in the win.

Stolen bases: Johnson and Setting would each steal a base in the win.

Game one Recap:

Things didn’t really go in Goldey-Beacom’s favor at the beginning of this game, as the team started off the first inning with a throwing error which allowed the Knights’ leadoff batter to reach first base. On the very next play, Queens College would score on a fielder’s choice to give the team a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

The Lightning would come charging back in the bottom of the second inning, where they scored two runs on three hits and left two runners on base.

GBC’s first batter of the inning was freshman infielder Autumn Simpson, who would get things rolling for the team as she slapped a double down the left-field line.

Two batters later, junior first baseman/outfielder Nicole Makin would hit an RBI double to the right-center field to tie the game at one.

The last run of the second inning came when senior infielder Carly Setting hit a two-out RBI single up the middle to give the Lightning a 2-1 advantage.


Fast forward to the fifth inning, where Queens College would push in a run to get this back to a tied game with a score of 2-2.

Three innings later, Goldey would make some magic on the bases to seal a 3-2 victory over the Knights.

The eighth inning started with freshman outfielder Chasedy Johnson putting herself in a prime scoring position by stealing third base.

Two batters later, junior pitcher Gwen Safin would hit a game-winning RBI sac bunt, which gave the Lighting a 3-2 victory.


Pitching recap:

Goldey-Beacom’s starting pitcher, sophomore Morgan McLane dominated the Queens’ batters, as she went eight innings, gave up eight hits, gave up two runs, one earned run, two walks, four strikeouts, hit two players, and earned the win.

Let’s get into game two!

Click below for the game two recap!


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