Brookville, N.Y.-The University of Bridgeport softball team split a road East Coast Conference doubleheader at LIU Post on Saturday afternoon winning game one, 9-7, and falling in a 1-0 pitchers' duel in game two. With the split, the Purple Knights are now 18-18 overall and 5-9 in the ECC. LIUP is now 21-13 overall and 10-2 in conference action.
In the opener, UB raced out to a 9-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for the victory. Sophomore Allison Luzzi (East Haven, Conn.) continued to stay red-hot at the plate going 2-for-5 with two runs batted in game one, as he smashed her team-leading eighth home run of the season.
In the pitching circle, senior Amanda Staheli (Pecatonica, Ill.) worked a complete game to earn her ninth win of 2018.
In game two, sophomore Ashley Eisnor (Medford, Mass.) was the hard-luck loser, as she fired a complete game in which she allowed only three hits with three strike outs and two walks.
UB was limited to only four hits as a team in the nightcap.
Up next, the Bridgeport softball team is schedule to host Dominican (N.Y.) College in a home, non-conference doubleheader on Sunday. Action is scheduled to being in Seaside Park at 1:00 p.m.