The Hofstra Softball team was able to salvage the final game of the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) invitational, as they edged past the Boston College Eagles 3-1.
Freshman pitcher Sarah Cornell has been unstoppable recently for the Pride, as she tossed a complete game, allowing just one run on two hits and two strikeouts.
The game remained scoreless until the third inning, where Hofstra scored three runs on an error, which was hit by Brittany Allocca.
It remained 3-0 until the seventh inning, when the Eagles broke up the shutout with a solo homerun from Tatiana Cortez.
However, a pop up would then end the game and seal the win for the Pride.
With the win, Cornell improves to 5-0 on the season, lowering her ERA to 2.55 after retiring the side in order in five consecutive innings.
Cornell is still the only Pride pitcher to record a win in 2017.
As for Boston College, starter Jordan Weed fell to 1-3, going four innings while giving up three runs (all unearned), three walks and four strikeouts.
Kendra Friedt relieved Weed in the fifth, logging two innings without surrendering a run. The sophomore right-hander fanned four batters and allowed one hit in that span.
The two Eagles errors were key for the Pride.
On the other hand, even though Hofstra won the contest, they only managed to get three hits on the afternoon.
Lacey Clark, Kaitlyne Musa and Courtney Scarpato were the three lone batters to record a hit.
With the hit, Clark continues her solid season – now hitting at a .517 clip.
Hofstra now goes back to .500 on the season at 5-5, while Boston College falls to 8-7.
The Pride will look to get over the .500 mark when they travel to Longwood next weekend for a three game series in Virginia.
The first game of the doubleheader starts at noon March 4.