The Stockton University softball team walked off the field with a win and a loss Thursday after splitting a doubleheader at Neumann University.
The Ospreys struggled to reach home in the first game, leaving seven runners stranded in a 3-2 loss. Alexa Massa and Alexandra Cosenzo each drove in a run.
In their 13-9 victory later in the day, Stockton faced a three-run deficit in the top of the fifth until Holly Arentowicz knocked one out of the park with the bases loaded to take the lead. They tacked on six more runs in the sixth, including a grand slam off the bat of Cosenzo. Winning pitcher Hannah Bibeault struck out six in five innings.
The Ospreys (17-14-1) will take the field again Saturday, hosting a double-header against NJAC-rival Ramapo College.
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Down 4-0 in the top of the sixth, freshman Garrhet Reedy grounded out to score Joe Pipher and put the Ospreys on the board. That was the only time they were able to reach home.
Reedy and teammate Antonio Morello combined for four of Stockton’s eight hits in the game. Ray Hughes (Lacey Township) started at the mound, striking out four in five innings pitched.
The Ospreys are 12-14, 4-7 in NJAC and will host Rutgers-Camden at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
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After a back-and-forth first half, Stockton led by just one goal. In the final 10 minutes of play, the Ospreys took control of the offense, outscoring Rutgers 7-1 to secure the win.
Midfielder Mary Schmid led for Stockton with a game-high six goals and two assists. Abbey Yannacone (Southern Regional) had five goals and assisted once, followed by Kristen Russo with four goals. Maura Twiggs (Ocean City) had seven saves.
The Ospreys are 9-2 and hold second place in the NJAC with a 3-1 conference record, trailing The College of New Jersey (3-0). Stockton hosts Montclair at 4 p.m. today.