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.

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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.


Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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