Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University Lady Rams (24-16, 16-6 CACC) suffered two non-conference losses 6-1 and 10-4 to the New York Institute of Technology Bears (28-21, 14-10 ECC) on Friday afternoon.
The Bears got an early start in game one, racking up three runs on three hits to take a 3-0 lead. Two hits by NYIT’s Brooklyn Fields plated two more runs, one each in the second and fourth innings to put the Lady Rams at a 5-0 disadvantage.
PhilaU sophomore designated hitter Danielle Parisi (Teaneck, NJ/ W. Windsor Plainsboro N.) notched a double to score the Lady Ram’s lone run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Yet, NYIT continued their run, adding another score in the fifth on a PhilaU throwing error to lead 6-1.
The Lady Ram’s sophomore hurler Ali Schmidt (Cordova, MD/ Easton) went five innings in the contest, allowing four earned runs and junior Randi Wozniak (Newtown Sq., PA/ Marple Newtown) appeared for the final two innings. NYIT pitcher Jamie Brooker went five innings in the win.
In the nightcap, PhilaU battled through two scoreless innings before the Bears notched two runs on three hits to take a 2-0 lead. NYIT added to their tab in the fourth, compiling five runs on five hits to go up 7-0.
PhilaU sophomore catcher Katie Renner (Berryville, VA/ Brunswick) fired a double over the NYIT right-fielder to score the Lady Ram’s first run of the game.
There was no quit in the Lady Rams however, as the squad put together a four-run rally in the bottom of the fourth on five hits to trail 7-4.
NYIT added a three-run homer in the top of the seventh and would hold on for a 10-4 victory, taking both from PhilaU.
PhilaU freshman pitcher Nicole Singel (Exton, PA/ Downingtown East) went 3.2 innings and took the loss allowing seven earned runs, while Wozniak went 3.1 innings for the home team. NYIT’s Brooker picked up her second win of the day, giving up two earned runs.
The Lady Rams return to action on Saturday (5/1) at Caldwell College for a 1:00 p.m. set and then finish the regular season in a make-up doubleheader at Post University on Sunday (5/2) at 12:00 p.m.