Softball takes losses against Stockton University

The women’s softball team suffered two defeats in a double-header against Stockton University over the weekend. The Ospreys handed Ramapo their first two-game losing streak of the season.

Game one saw a 0-0 scoreline up until the fifth inning, when Stockton’s Nerina Tramp blasted a two-run homer to left field to give the Ospreys the lead. Tramp was equally devastating on the mound, pitching a complete game and striking out four.

Ramapo put up a valiant effort with four hits, though they couldn’t get it done with runners on base. Alexis Corra, Avery Bartolomeo, Ysabellah Otero and Kori Gargiulo all contributed to the Roadrunners’ offense. Marissa DiPaolo was handed her first loss on the mound, despite striking out six. Stockton’s offense was ultimately too strong to curb in game one.

Game two featured slightly better offense from the Roadrunners, but it wasn’t enough to surpass Stockton, resulting in a 4-2 loss.

The Roadrunners took a 2-0 lead in the first off of an RBI single by Otero. Despite maintaining this lead through five innings, a powerful fifth inning from Stockton gave the Ospreys all of their runs. Ramapo had six hits to Stockton’s 10. Katie Rygiel, Mahogany Wheeler, Lia Milsom and Bartolomeo joined Otero in generating Ramapo’s offense. Kassy Stefanski suffered the loss on the mound for the Roadrunners, with Brooke Knight pitching the fifth and sixth.

Despite the disappointing trip to Galloway, the Roadrunners remain red-hot this season and look to continue their triumph.

Ramapo next plays at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Kean University, which will be the team’s annual senior day. Despite the two losses, the Roadrunners are 26-6 on the season and their 13-3 New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) record places them in second. The team has already qualified for the NJAC playoffs, which will begin on April 30.


Featured photo by Jenna Barnes