Four-run seventh sinks softball as Bears swept by New Haven in doubleheader

Sydney Kratzert applies the tag at second base during Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.
Sydney Kratzert applies the tag at second base during Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Christine Olivas nearly was the hero on Thursday.

Instead, the NYIT softball team suffered a hard-luck 7-4 loss to New Haven in Game 2 and was swept in the doubleheader.

The Bears had lost the opener, 11-3, in six innings.

In the tightly contested nightcap, NYIT took a 4-3 lead into the final inning. But starter Sofia Evangelista, bidding for a complete game, surrendered four runs in the seventh before recording an out.

Olivas' two-run double in the fifth had plated Sydney Kratzert and Brooke Scherer as NYIT rallied for a one-run lead.

Olivas also walked with one out in the seventh to load the bases. But Ruth Rodriguez was called out on strikes and Mary Tom grounded out to end it.

The Bears dropped to 6-16.