Miller’s Solid Pitching Propels Softball to Victory at SUNY-New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY – Sophomore pitcher Angelina Miller (Holbrook, NY) tossed three scoreless innings in relief to pick up her first save of the season before firing six strong innings in the nightcap as the Western Connecticut State University softball squad edged SUNY-New Paltz, 6-5, before the second game of the doubleheader was called due to darkness at 2-2. The Colonials moved to 5-16-1 overall. 

The visitors held a 3-1 advantage before the hosts rallied with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead in Game One. However, the Colonials retaliated with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, deadlocking the score at 5-5. After being placed on second to start extra innings, sophomore Natalia Hart (Milford, CT) came around to score the game-winning run on a throwing error. Miller struck out the final two batters in the bottom half to seal the win. 

In Game Two, WestConn held a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth. However, the hosts rallied with a pair of RBI singles to even the score at 2-2. The game was then called due to darkness. 

The Colonials return to action against visiting Little East Conference nemesis Keene State for a twin bill on Saturday at 1 p.m. before hosting league foe UMass-Boston on Sunday for another pair on Sunday.