BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The offense managed just four hits, as the Oswego State softball team (17-19) dropped a 6-0 decision to Geneseo (20-20) at the SUNYAC Softball Championships on Friday morning. The Lakers remain in the double-elimination tournament, and will face the loser of Cortland/Plattsburgh in an elimination game on Friday at 3 p.m.
The Blue Knights put three runs on the board in the top of the second inning. Two of those runs were scored following an Elise Porreca single into right center field with no out.s. After a sacrifice bunt, Porreca scored on a sacrifice fly to right field to give Geneseo the 3-0 edge.
Dee Apps (Jr., Camillus, N.Y.) led off the second with a double down the left field line, but was stranded at third.
Geneseo tacked on another run in the third inning when Ashley Fillmore scored an unearned run when Jessica Steubing laced a single into left field. The Knights had a chance to put more runs on the board with the bases loaded, but Alexandria Connelly (Fr., Endicott, N.Y.) came into the game and cleanly fielded a ball to get Oswego State out of the inning.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Lakers had runners on first and second with one out, but again were unable to get the critical base hits to cut into the deficit.
The Blue Knights plated two more runs in the top of the sixth, while Oswego State went down in order in the sixth and seventh innings.
All three Laker pitchers saw action, as Alexis Nasca (Fr., Hamburg, N.Y.) suffered the loss after giving up three runs, two of which were unearned, on three hits in three innings of work. Sarah Thayer (Sr., Winthrop, N.Y.) allowed one unearned run on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning, while Connelly gave up two runs on four hits in the final 3.1 innings. Katie Gallagher went the distance in the circle for Geneseo, scattering four hits, striking out five and walking one.