Gabriel Duran pitched a no-hitter with three walks and 11 strikeouts to lead Dowling over Bridgeport, 9-1, in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday. It was the junior's second no-hitter of the season. Taylor Bargiacchi went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Sean Craig was 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.
Dowling (18-21, 13-16 ECC) won the second game, 8-2, behind Craig's three RBIs.
C.W. Post 13, Mercy 2: Casey McKay went 3-for-5 with four RBIs to lead Post (23-11-1, 17-5 ECC). Zack Graczyk was 4-for-6 with three RBIs. Briarcliffe 12, Central Baptist 2: Mike Rocco and Sam Braverman each hit three-run homers for Briarcliffe (19-8). Reggie Smith and Tim Coglietta each hit solo shots in the win.
SOFTBALLNYIT sweeps Mercy. Marissa Brucculeri was 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs to lead NYIT to a 10-1 win in Game 1. Jamie Brooker allowed three hits and struck out three. Brooklynn Fields went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBIs for NYIT (24-21, 12-10 ECC) in a 6-2 win in Game 2. Brooker allowed one earned run and struck out six.
Farmingdale State sweeps Mount St. Mary's. Hope Zino threw a two-hitter and broke her own school record with 15 strikeouts to lead Farmingdale State (25-9, 10-2 Skyline) to a 3-0 win in Game 1. Zino had fanned 14 in a game last season. Maressa Mistretta had an RBI. Heather Buckshaw pitched a three-hitter and Jennifer Jarczynski had three RBIs in the Rams' 8-0 win in Game 2.
Queens, Dowling split. Jessie Stavola pitched a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts for Dowling (19-3) in a 6-1 victory in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Bryttne Nelson threw a four-hitter to lead Queens (10-13) to a 2-0 win in the first game. Felicia Mendoza pitched a three-hitter for Dowling.
Adelphi, Stonehill split. Jeanine Leo went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Adelphi in a 5-2 win in Game 1. Shay Craig was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Leighann Bell struck out four. Nicole Eisenmann went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Stonehill in a 4-2 win in Game 2. Craig went 3-for-4 for Adelphi (23-21, 11-11 NE-10).