Devon DeBellis and Jackie Keifer drove in two runs apiece but Nyack College scored a run in their final at-bat to earn a 5-4 win in the second game of their doubleheader in Orangetown New York on Thursday, enabling the Warriors to complete the two game sweep.
The Warriors won the opener, 6-1 and improved to 9-28 overall and 7-17 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference games. The Devils fall to 8-26 overall and 6-16 in league play. As a result of the loss and Felician College's doubleheader sweep over Concordia the Devils have been eliminated from playoff contention.
DeBellis had a pair of doubles in game two with her first driving in the Devils first two runs of the game. The two doubles move her into third place on the Devils all-time list with 24 for her career. Keifer drove in the Devils other two runs with a double of her own. Brittany Granahan took the loss, pitching the final 2.1 innings in relief. Taylor Lichtenhahn started and gave up four runs on five hits in four innings of work. Lichtenhahn also recorded her first collegiate hit, a single in the fifth inning.
The Warriors jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring once in the first and three times in the second. The Devils got on the board in the fifth. Lichtenhahn singled, was forced out at second and replaced at first by Emily Harris. Ashley Lewis then reached on an infield error before DeBellis doubled to score both base runners and make the score 4-2.
DeBellis had a one-out double in the seventh but did not score. In the Warriors final at-bat Aferdita Sinanaj doubled to lead off the inning and two batters later scored on Elaina Vasquez's single to give Nyack a 5-4 win. Ashley Manger tossed a complete game to earn the win.
In the opener, Nyack's Kim Yano limited the Devils to just three hits as the Warriors outscored the Devils 6-1. DeBellis, Harris and Keifer had one hit apiece. Kyla Colburn took the loss for the Devils.
Sinanaj and Katalina Padilla hit home runs in the second inning to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead. The Devils got one run back in the top half of the third as Lewis singled, stole second and scored on DeBellis' single.
The Warriors added two more in the fourth and another two on Padilla's second home run of the game in the sixth to round out the scoring.
The Devils will close out their season with a home doubleheader against Post University on Saturday at McNeil Field. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.