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New York to Florida round trip recap 

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Kicking off spring break both the softball and baseball teams caught a flight to Florida to compete in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic and RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.  

The softball team started their season with the trip, finishing the week 3-9. The Golden Eagles started off by beating the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 10-8. They finished the first day 1-1 after losing to Alverno College 12-4.  

Moving onto the second day, the team fought hard but unfortunately fell short in a close match up against John Jay College losing 11-10. Shortly after the Green and Gold faced Western Connecticut State and lost 6-1, finishing the day 0-2.  

Over the last eight games, the Golden Eagles finished 2-6. In their two lone wins, they beat Rutgers-Newark, 6-5 and Crown College, 6-4. There were a few players that showed out over the course of the week. Kellie Gentile, Riley Barrett, Jodie Burdick and Olivia Hayden scored 32 of their team’s 53 total runs for the week. Gentile finished with ten, Barrett scored eight, while Burdick and Hayden each scored seven.  

The Green and Gold suit up again on Wednesday, March 29 for a home opening double header against Nazareth College at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

Starting their season in New Jersey and Virginia, the baseball team headed into the tournament with a 2-3 record. The Golden Eagles opened by sweeping a double header Clarkson University. 

The next three games the Green and Gold went 0-3. Losing to UMass Boston 10-5, Wheaton College (Mass.) 12-6 and Stockton University 8-0, the team had a quick turnaround to finish the trip. For the last three games, Brockport went 3-0. They won against New York University, 9-4, Springfield University, 17-1 and Lawrence University, 5-1.  

Three players stood out for the team. James Houlahan finished the week with eight runs. Nicholas Pastore ended with nine total runs. After only pitching for two games, Matt McGowan had 17 total strikeouts. He had nine against Clarkson University and eight against Springfield University.  

The Golden Eagles are not coming back to the nest just yet. They will face off against the University of Rochester in Rochester at 4 p.m. on March 22.  

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