William Paterson Walks Past Softball, 4-3

William Paterson Walks Past Softball, 4-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A bases loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the difference for in the Suffolk softball, William Paterson midweek matchup as the Rams slipped to the Pioneers, 4-3, Wednesday morning at Fortune Road at THE Spring Games.

SCORE: Suffolk 3 | William Paterson 4
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-4) | William Paterson (5-2)

Suffolk erased a two-run hole deficit, which William Paterson built in the bottom of the second, with three runs in the top of the third. Constance Phelan started the base-hit rally that saw three Rams collect a single of their own. Kelly Keane and Grace Boehler each produced a RBI in the string of hits before the Pioneers made a change in the circle. With runners in the corners, Boehler went to steal second, but was caught in the act. In the meantime, Keane took advantage of the throw down to score the go-ahead run.

The playing field was leveled once again in the home half of the third as Christine Griffith knocked a two-out deep triple to left field and strutted in on Andee Lupica's base-hit to left.

A stand still ensued with both teams getting their chances, but neither cashing in until the Pioneers regained the edge in the bottom of the six. In a bases loaded situation, two-out situation Alexis Bonilla worked her way out of a 2-0 count and turned it full. The freshman's throw went just off the plate line, which let WP walk in the eventual winning run.

With Suffolk's backs against the wall and two outs on the board Boehler faced a 3-2 count of her own. The sophomore left fielder kept the Rams alive with a single through the right side. William Paterson kept the comeback quiet as shortstop Sydney Pace backhanded McKenzie McGrath's hit to seal the Pioneers winning fate.


  • In a bullpen day for the Rams, Bonilla suffered her second straight setback. The rookie allowed just one run, but it was the most important, on four walks in just 0.2 innings.

  • Phelan went the first two frames in which she gave up a pair of runs on three hits.

  • Hannah DelCervo saw her first action of 2019. Over 3.0 frames, she sat down one hitter, let in one run on two hits.

  • Kennedy Reyes took the rubber for one out, which she picked up in punchout fashion.

  • William Paterson's reliever Caitlyn Massaro earned the decision behind a scoreless, six-hit, three-strikeout, one-walk effort in 4.2 innings.

  • Alex Grubiak opened action in the circle for the Pioneers and gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk to to go with one strikeout.


  • Phelan's bat anchored Suffolk's 13-hit effort. The sophomore went 3-for-4 at the dish and scored one run.

  • Keane and Boehler each had two-hit, one-RBI performances. The former added one run to her stat line.

  • Loughlin went 2-for-3 at the plate.

  • McGrath and Ashley Zulla each finished with one hit and the latter added one run.


  • Suffolk began a series with William Paterson.

  • Loughlin produced a personal-best two hits.

  • Phelan matched a career-high three hits.


Suffolk wraps up day four of its Spring Break training trip this evening when it faces Finlandia at 4:15 p.m. at Fortune Road Field 3.