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Softball shutout in opener against No. 18 Kentucky

The Hofstra softball team opened their season Friday, Feb. 15, against the No. 18-ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats in the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational down in Florida. The Pride and starting pitcher Mackenzie Suto fell 8-0 to the Wildcats in five innings. This was the first time that the Pride and the Wildcats crossed paths on the softball field. It was also Suto’s debut in a Hofstra uniform. 

The Hofstra Pride softball team came into Saturday’s doubleheader against the Drexel Dragons looking to extend its 13-game winning streak, stay undefeated in the Colonial Athletic Association and prove that they deserved to be the 25th-ranked team in the nation.

On Saturday afternoon at Bill Edwards Stadium in Hempstead, the Pride (33-8, 14-0 CAA) did just that, as they picked up 9-0 and 11-2 victories, both in just five innings, over Drexel (17-21-2, 3-11 CAA) to extend its winning streak to 15 games.

Pietrafesa looks to wrap up remarkable career with CAA crown

On any team that packs as much pop as this year’s Hofstra softball team, it would typically be hard to single out one player as excelling ahead of the pack. Each member of Hofstra’s lineup could be an opposing pitcher’s nightmare on any given day; if there’s a weakness to be found anywhere in the Pride’s formidable offense, the rest of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has yet to find it.

Yet, despite the exceptional balance that Hofstra displays at the plate, there’s one name that always seems to find the box scores – one name that seems to stand out time and time again as the Pride continue down the road in what has been a sensational season: Brielle Pietrafesa.