The Lady Bears (13-15, 2-0 HVIAC) remain in undefeated in HVIAC play and are winners of four straight while the Gryphons (0-22, 0-2 HVIAC) still seek their first win of the season.
In the opener, St. Joseph’s took a 4-0 lead pushing across three runs in the third before a big five-run fourth inning highlighted by back-to-back two-run doubles from Maria Randazzo (Brooklyn/Fontbonne Hall) and Briana Robles (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney).
Freshmen Samantha Simon (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) and Samantha Rossi (Bayside/Mary Louis) both contributed a pair of runs and scored twice, Simon also collecting a double and a RBI.
Perillo leveled her record at 7-7 with her first career one-hitter, striking out four and walking one over the five-inning affair.
In the nightcap, the Lady Bears scored three early runs in the first inning off RBIs from Randazzo, Cassandra Molinari (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep) and Kristin Ferrigno (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney).
St. Joseph’s sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run second frame with Christina Quintana (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep) and Simon delivering two-RBI singles in the inning.
Eleven different Lady Bears combined to knock 15 hits in game two with Simon, Randazzo, and Molinari knocking two hits each and driving in two runs.
McGowan also recorded her first career one-hitter in the circle striking out two and walking one to improve to 6-8.
In ceremonies following the doubleheader, the team honored their two seniors, Quintana and Megan Moran (Syosset/St. Dominic’s), as part of their annual Senior Day celebration.
St. Joseph’s remains undefeated in the all-time series vs. the Gryphons improving to 23-0.
The Lady Bears move into a tie atop the HVIAC standings with Yeshiva, both teams set to play on Thursday in their final league games of the season.
The Lady Bears will close out their regular season hosting Yeshiva University on Thursday, May 1, with the HVIAC regular season title on the line. The doubleheader at Padavan Preller Field begins at 4 p.m.