Oswego State softball splits twinbill

ONEONTA, N.Y. – The Oswego State softball team (14-21, 8-10 SUNYAC) tallied three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to earn a 4-3 come-from-behind win at Oneonta (12-24, 5-13), but lost the second game 9-0 in five innings on Sunday.

Dee Apps (So., Camillus, N.Y.) singled up the middle to drive in Sammie Schroeter (So., Schenectady, N.Y.) from second base in the first inning for the Lakers. Oneonta answered back with a run in its half of the inning when Gemma Mahoney scored on a passed ball.

The Red Dragons had runners on second and third with one out in the next inning. However, Oswego State worked out of the jam when Shannon Baker (Sr., Hannibal, N.Y.) got an Oneonta batter out at first before Sue Schoff (Jr., Little Falls, N.Y.) fired to third to get the second out. As a result, Laura Loudis still scored to put the home team in front by one run.

After Oneonta tacked on a run in the third, the Lakers ripped four straight singles to start the fourth. Sarah Thayer (Jr., Winthrop, N.Y.) delivered an RBI hit up the middle to drive in Schoff followed by Brooke Radley (Jr., Pulaski, N.Y.) grounding out to the right side of the infield to bring around Katie Bredin (So., Oneonta, N.Y.) to tie the game.

Apps gave Oswego State the lead back in the fifth when her double to the gap in left field scored Brittany Carbacio (Sr., Pennellville, N.Y.), who started the inning with a double of her own.

Oneonta had runners in scoring in each of the final three innings, but were unable to tie the game as Ashley Snyder (Jr., Pulaski, N.Y.) earned the win in relief. She allowed no runs on two hits in the final 4.1 innings, while striking out five and walking one. Thayer gave up three runs, two of which were unearned, on three hits over 2.2 innings.

Katie O’Flynn suffered the loss after surrendering four runs on nine hits.

The Laker offense struggled in game two by producing just three hits, while Oneonta scored runs in every inning en route to the shutout win. The Red Dragons also capitalized on four Oswego State errors, as six of their nine runs were unearned.

Bredin, Schroeter, and Nicole Ouellette (Jr., Castleton, N.Y.) accounted for all three Laker hits, as Snyder suffered the loss in the circle. Rachel Hitt tossed the shutout for Oneonta.

The Lakers close out the regular season at home on Monday against Hamilton at 3:30 p.m.