CLERMONT, Fla. – After rain postponed a pair of games on Sunday, the Oswego State softball team posted a 19-0 win in five innings against Anna Maria College and suffered a 4-3 loss to Scranton at the National Training Center.
In the first game of the day against Anna Maria, the Lakers (2-4) plated two runs in the bottom of the second inning courtesy of RBI hits from Nicole Ouellette (Jr., Castleton, N.Y.) and Brittany Carbacio (Sr., Pennellville, N.Y.) for the early lead.
Ashley Snyder (Jr., Pulaski, N.Y.) struck out the side in the third to get the Oswego State offense quickly back to the plate. Sammie Schroeter (So., Schenectady, N.Y.) belted a two-run home run after Katie Bredin (So., Oneonta, N.Y.) led off the frame with a single. Dee Apps (So., Camillus, N.Y.) followed with a double to left field, and was brought around by Snyder, who helped her cause with a RBI-single. By the time the inning was over, the Lakers found themselves with an 8-0 lead.
Danielle Groat (Fr., Ballston Spa, N.Y.) entered the game for Snyder on the rubber to start the fourth inning, striking out the first Anna Maria batter before inducing a pair of infield pop flys. Oswego State put together an 11-run frame in the bottom of the fourth that saw six hits, including Sue Schoff’s (Jr., Little Falls, N.Y.) two-run home run with two outs, to put the Lakers ahead 19-0.
Snyder earned the win with one hit over three innings to go with four strikeouts. Groat tossed two innings that saw one hit and three strikeouts, while going 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored. In addition to Schoff’s three RBI, Bredin, Schroeter, and Brandy Earl (Jr., Oswego, N.Y.) drove in two runs each.
The nightcap versus Scranton was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Royals take a 3-1 lead heading into the top of the third. However, a two-run shot from Snyder’s bat evened the score in the third. Scranton tallied the game-winning run on a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth off of Snyder, who suffered the loss after working six innings. Apps and Snyder ended the game 2-for-4 at the dish, while Ouellette and Carbacio each went 1-for-3.
Oswego State closes out its Spring Break trip with games against Grace College and Mott Community College on Tuesday with the possibility of making up Sunday’s games in the afternoon.