STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Junior Stephanie Pasquale recorded six RBI in Temple softball’s doubleheader sweep at Wagner on Thursday, April 4, giving her 101 in her career and helping her team to 8-3 and 9-5 victories. Classmate Sarah Prezioso went 6-for-7 in the twinbill.

In the opener, Pasquale got the Owls on the board with her 13th double of the season, driving in two runs in the first after freshman Annie Marcopolus and Prezioso had each walked earlier in the inning. Senior Kayla Cook made it a 3-0 game with a solo homerun in the top of the second, and TU scored three more in the third to build a 6-0 advantage.

Freshman Kelsey Dominik carried a one-hitter into the fifth before the Wagner (6-23) bats came alive. The Seahawks collected nine hits over the next two innings, scoring three times, to cut it to a 6-3 game.

The Cherry & White responded, however, with two runs in the top of the seventh to extend the lead again and Dominik sat Wagner down in order in its final at bat to preserve the win.

In addition to Prezioso (3-for-3), Dominik also helped herself with a 2-for-4 day at the plate that included two doubles and two RBI. The rookie earned the win to improve to 6-1 on the year, going the complete game and allowing 10 hits, three runs, striking out two and walking none.

Judy Betz (1-11) went 6.0 innings in the loss, giving up nine hits, eight runs, walking three and fanning four. Olivia Zwick pitched one inning of relief, giving up one hit.

Both teams started quickly in game two, sitting in a 4-4 tie after the second before TU took the lead for good in the fourth. Prezioso’s RBI groundout to shortstop in the fourth gave the Owls a 5-4 lead, and the team put up three more in the fifth to put the game away.

Dominik continued to have a day, hitting a solo homerun in the fifth. Senior Ali Robinson also drove in a run with a double in the frame, and Prezioso picked up another RBI with a single through the right side.

An RBI double by Hayley Sullivan in the bottom of the sixth cut the lead to 8-5, but Robinson got that back with a solo shot in the seventh for the final score, 9-5.

Prezioso went 3-for-4, while Pasquale was 2-for-4 with four RBI, giving her 101 in her career. She also extended her hit streak to 13 games, and has reached base safely in the last 15. Robinson (2-for-5) and sophomore Julia Kastner (2-for-4) also had multiple hits.

Sophomore Jessica Mahoney (2-8) got her second-straight win, giving up 11 hits, fanning six and walking three in the complete-game effort. Samantha Bedker started the game, lasting only 2.0 innings, giving up five hits and four runs, while striking out and walking three. Zwick (1-6) came on in relief, taking the loss with 5.0 innings of work, allowing six hits, five runs and issuing three walks.

Temple (14-15) returns to the diamond on Sunday, April 4, with a pair of games against Atlantic 10 foe St. Bonaventure. The games, originally scheduled to be played in Olean, N.Y., have been moved to Ambler due to poor weather conditions preventing the Bonnies field being playable.