NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle softball team continued its hot start to the 2017 season with a pair of wins over John Jay College Monday night at Flowers Park. With the 13-4 and 10-0 wins, the Blue Angels have now won four in a row and seven of their last eight games. The four straight wins is a new program record, as the team now stands at 8-2.
Sophomore Victoria Rivera (Bronx, NY) is still unbeaten on the mound, as she won the first game and is now 6-0 on the season. Freshmen Emily Perez (Queens, NY) won her 2nd game of the year and first career shutout, as CNR won game two 10-0 in five innings. Perez took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, before surrendering a single.
CNR pounded out 13 hits, led by freshmen Victoria Holmes (Franklin, VA) who finished with a 3-for-4 performance, driving in two and scoring three. Rivera had a base-clearing 3-RBI double. Freshmen Alexandra Czarkosky (Chesire, CT) drove in an insurance run with two outs, after CNR went up by eight in the bottom of the fourth.
Freshmen Samantha Gutierrez (Fullerton, CA) and Junior Kevona Jackson (Yonkers, NY) both went yard for CNR in the third and fourth innings, consecutively, to open up a 2-0 lead. The wheels came off for John Jay after the Jackson roundtripper, Holmes highlighted the nine additional runs, with a three-RBI double.
The wins avenge two losses, 2-0 and 12-1, to the Bloodhounds last year