The Richard Stockton College softball team beat eighth-seeded Old Westbury 1-0 in the first round of the ECAC Metro Tournament on Wednesday.
Michelle Pietrocola took a no-hitter into the sixth and finished with 10 strikeouts for her 16th win this season. Brittany Ksiezopolski struck out two in the seventh for the save.
Nicole Chabak’s pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the fourth turned out to be the only run of the game.
The top-seeded Ospreys will host the four-team double-elimination part of the tournament on Saturday. Games are scheduled every two hours starting at 10 a.m.
Old Westbury 000 000 0-0 2 0
Richard Stockton 000 100 x-1 9 0
2B—Heaney OW; Terreri RS.
WP—Pietrocola (16-6) 10k; LP—Clancy (19-17) 2k.
Records—Old Westbury 19-18; Stockton 31-11.
Stockton baseball: The Ospreys were knocked out in the first round of the ECAC Metro tournament.
The third-seeded Ospreys were upset 6-2 by sixth-seeded Purchase College (N.Y.).
Purchase scored two runs in the top of the first and jumped out to a 5-0 lead with three more in the fourth.
Winning pitcher Miller Lulow struck out two in a complete game. Lulow scattered 10 hits and forced Stockton to ground into three double plays.
Mike Bush went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk to lead Stockton. Mark Jankowski and Brett Solomen each went 2-for-3.
The Ospreys tied a school record for wins this season with 23.
Purchase College 200 300 001-6 11 2
Richard Stockton College 000 100 100-2 10 3
2B—Bush, Jankowski RS.
WP—Lulow (7-0) 2k; LP—Stout (7-3) 0k.
Records—Purchase 22-18; Stockton 23-19.