Marissa Varela (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) and Brianna Dittman (Brooklyn/James Madison) had multi-hit games as Alfred State battled Nazareth on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Flyers rallied for a 9-3 victory in the opener and took the nightcap 8-0.
Varlea got the blue & gold on the board in 1st inning of the opener when she lifted a homer to center. In the 4th, Madison Papaj (Holley) made it 3-0 with a bases loaded single to score Varela and Betsy Butlak (Angola/Lake Shore).
The Flyers scored two in the 4th and two more in the 5th to grab their first lead. They added five more in the 6th to put the game out of reach.
Varela finished the opener 3 for 3 with a RBI.
In the nightcap, Nazareth collected eight hits and scored in four of the five innings as they shutout the Pioneers. Dittman collected two of the Pioneers three hits with a pair of singles.
The Pioneers are back in action tomorrow when they host Elmira. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m.