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NU, Canisius split in softball

Niagara and Canisius split a doubleheader Thursday at Demske Sports Complex in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference softball.

Alexis Wayne’s two-out double plated Becky Zill from second base as Niagara won the opener over its rival host, 1-0. Jennifer Sansano scattered two hits, struck out eight and walked two to earn the triumph. The Griffs’ Amanda Baun held Niagara to three hits (all in first inning), walked three and struck out seven.

Canisius held on to win the nightcap, 2-1, as Stephanie Pfenter drove in a run with a fielder’s choice in the third and Chloe Contreras scored the winning run in the sixth as she stole home during a double steal. Robin Kennery finished 2 for 3, while Jen Consaul struck out six and scattered five hits.