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NYU Opens 2018 Season With Sweep at FDU-Florham

NYU Opens 2018 Season With Sweep at FDU-Florham

From NYU Athletics

The New York University softball team opened its 2018 season by sweeping a doubleheader from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham on Sunday, March 4, in Madison, NJ.

The Violets (2-0) won the first game 3-1 and the nitecap by a score of 4-1 over the Devils (0-2).

Game 1 Summary:

Scarlett Murphy went the distance on the mound for the Violets, allowing only six hits. She did not walk a batter and the only run scored by FDU-Florham was unearned.

NYU trailed 1-0, but scored all three runs in the sixth. Claire Stefanelli started the rally with a leadoff walk, stole second and eventually scored on a RBI single by Taylor Kenerson. The other two Violet runs were unearned.

Game 2 Summary:

The Violets scored a pair of runs in the fifth and seventh innings to complete the sweep.

Cassi Parulis picked up the victory with six strong innings, allowing only four hits without walking a batter. She struck out five.and allowed one earned run. Karissa Zubulake pitched a scoreless inning for the save.

The Violets' two-run fifth was highlighted by Kenerson's one-out double, stolen base and run scored. Morgan Clemens added a RBI double.

In the seventh, Diana King's two-run home run provided the final scores of the afternoon.    


Game 1:

- King had two hits and a stolen base.

- Stefanelli added a double and a stolen base.

Game 2:

- King again had two hits.

- Liz Carter and Courtney Friday each had pinch hits.