Local colleges

Ethan Paquette was 4-for-6 with two home runs, three runs and a school-record nine RBIs as Hofstra (10-13) beat New York Tech, 22-11, in non-conference men's baseball. Pacquette hit a three-run homer in the fifth and a grand slam in the eighth. New York Tech drops to 5-12.

Queens 6, C.W. Post 5: Wei Chang singled down the rightfield line to drive in Kurt Doerbecker for the walk off, as Queens (10-18, 5-11) scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to complete the ECC win. Doerbecker reached on a two-RBI single. C.W. Post is 14-9-1, 10-4.

Hofstra 6, Princeton 2: Tessa Ziemba was 3-for-3 with a homer, two runs and two RBIs and Olivia Galati had a two-run double and earned the win for Hofstra (22-6) in non-conference women's softball. Galati retired the first 10 batters in order before surrendering a walk with one out in the fourth. It was her first walk in her last four starts.

C.W. Post and Molloy split: Christie Softy went 1-for-3 with a homer to lead C.W. Post to a 4-2 win in Game 1. The home run was the 35th of the senior's career, breaking the school record held by Jill Fisher (2007). Carla Campagna went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs to lead Molloy to a 7-4 win in Game 2. C.W. Post is 21-7, 7-1 ECC. Molloy is 21-7, 6-2.

Dowling sweeps: Kristina DeMeo's one-out sacrifice fly to centerfield in the top of the seventh led Dowling over Queens, 4-3, in the first game of an ECC doubleheader. Dowling (19-9, 8-0) trailed 3-0 going into the seventh, but Danielle Messina's RBI fielder's choice tied the game at three. Dowling won Game 2, 4-2, as Stephanie Tarango had a two-run home run to erase a two run deficit in a four-run fifth inning. Queens is 8-15, 4-6.

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