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Colonie rallies past Bethlehem in softball showdown

Edwards struck out first baseman Laura Loudis for one out before Reinhardt lofted a fly ball to deep center field. Courtney Sullivan caught the ball, but it was deep enough for Cordell to score from the third. When Sullivan's throw home went wide of the plate, Mullen raced in from second to score and give Colonie a 4-2 lead. Triano then scored on a passed ball to add an insurance run.

Cordell worked out of a jam in the top of the seventh inning to pick up the complete-game win for Colonie. The Central Connecticut-bound senior allowed five hits and struck out 10 batters.

Bethlehem's offense came with two outs in the top of the first inning. Shortstop Mary Beth Dombrowski reached second on a two-base error, and Rice belted a two-run home run over the left field wall.

"I've told the girls that if you just throw the barrel (of the bat) out there, anything can happen," said Robilotti. "That girl (Rice) threw that barrel out there, and the ball took off."

Edwards allowed only three Colonie hits and struck out eight, but she had trouble with her control. She walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning and finished with seven walks on the day for Bethlehem.

"The first inning, she wasn't getting the corner (of the plate), and she's the type of pitcher who uses the corner a lot," said Gentile. "She settled down after that.""

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