Kyzhea Singleton opened the Poughkeepsie High School softball team’s half of the first inning with a home run and the Pioneers tacked on two more runs before their third out in a 4-3 home victory over Spackenkill on Monday.
Myia Soricelli drove in two runs for Poughkeepsie, which improved to 2-0, while Singleton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Georgie Super and Jenna Salmonese, the Pioneers’ starter in the circle, also scored.
“I think we’re off on the right track this season,” said Poughkeepsie assistant coach Meghan Martin, who filled in for head coach Eilis Petrosino.
Poughkeepsie will be off until visiting Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 9.
The loss came in Spackenkill’s first game of the season, and coach Cassi Diamond was pleased despite the outcome.
“I thought we hit the ball well, we put the ball in play a lot, which is good,” she said. “After the first inning we started fielding the ball cleanly.”
Liana Lopez led the Spartans with two doubles in three at-bats.
Freshman Donna Botjancic went the distance in the loss, her first varsity start.
“She was in control the whole time,” Diamond said. “She let them hit the ball and our defense takes care of it behind her. She pitches a lot of ground balls.”
Spackenkill visits Our Lady of Lourdes on April 8.