PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Oswego State softball team limited the production of nationally-ranked Plattsburgh Saturday at Cardinal Field, but came up short in the season finale, losing 1-0 in a nine-inning game one and 3-0 in game two. The Lakers finish 7-27 on the season with a 2-16 SUNYAC mark, while No. 17-Plattsburgh heads to the post-season after finishing 30-6 in the regular season with a 14-4 SUNYAC record.
Ashley Marshall picked up the win for the Cardinals in game one, pitching a complete game and striking out fifteen while walking only one. Laker pitcher Jessica Palmitesso took the loss pitching through eight with eight strikeouts and four walks.
Following a pitchers’ duel that kept the scoreboard empty and limited both sides to eight combined hits through eight innings, the silence was broken by Plattsburgh’s Erin Jamieson, who singled through the left side and later scored the game’s only run following a wild pitch and the game-winning single by Nicole Diemer.
Plattsburgh’s Heather Loughran logged the victory in game two, striking out four and walking one. Sarah Thayer posted the loss, striking out four and walking two in six innings of work.
Brianna Clarke drove Diemer in on a double to right field for the lead in the first inning. Plattsburgh’s lead grew to 2-0 in the third inning when a single by Erin Florkiewicz brought in Kayla Rabideau. The Cardinals later tacked on their final insurance run as Clarke brought Diemer home again in the sixth on a single.
The Laker bats went 7-for-27 in the contest with Sammie Schroeter coming off the bench for two of them.