Dewitt, NY - The Brookdale Jersey Blues took the St. Cloud Technical Community College Cyclones by storm with a 6-2 win in the elimination game of the national championship The 6th inning brought back to back homers from freshman winning pitcher Gianna Praet, and freshman shortstop, Nicolette Pavlik in their push to victory.
Gianna Praet earned her keep in the circle, throwing all seven innings with one earned run and five strikeouts. Praet swung 3-4, adding two RBI's for the Blues. RBI clinch hits came from, 2-3 Nicolette Pavlik, freshman third baseman Zoey Hagan, freshman center fielder, Amaya Marrero, and freshman second baseman, Julia Canal. Freshman catcher, Alyssa Sigler, went 3-4 and added a stolen base to help advance Brookdale.
With the win, Brookdale will play the North Dakota State College of Science Wildcats in the elimination round championship, on Friday, May 27th, at 5:00pm.
Photo above courtesy of Sean Lynch