ALFRED, N.Y. - April 6 - The Erie Community College softball team used several multi-run innings to sweep Saturday's Region III doubleheader against Alfred State. The Kats scored five runs in the opener's eighth inning to pick up an 8-3 win before scoring eight runs in the nightcap's first four innings to record an 8-6 win.
In the opener, the Kats built a 3-0 lead only to see the Pioneers tie it with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. ECC batted around in the eighth on its way to plating five runs. Kelsey Grosch (Depew, N.Y./Depew), Ryan Betz (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cleveland Hill) and Cayla Galus (Tonawanda, N.Y./Tonawanda) each had RBI singles in the eighth. Kathleen Ruggiero (Williamsville, N.Y./Sacred Heart) had a two-run single in the first. Grosch had three hits in the contest while Emilie Piechocki (Alexander, N.Y./Alexander), Ruggiero and Galus each added two hits. Betz struck out 10 for the win.
Jillian Zbytek (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cleveland Hill) had three hits while Ruggiero had two hits as did Marissa Kazmierczak (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca West) in the nightcap.
ECC, now 4-6, will play Monroe CC at 3 p.m. Thursday at Santo DeSain Field on the ECC North Campus.