OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State softball team ran into a hot-hitting Buffalo State squad that defeated the Lakers by the scores of 10-5 and 20-1 in five innings at Laker Softball Field on Saturday afternoon. The wins brought the Bengals’ overall record to 4-10 and conference record to 2-2, while Oswego State dropped to 5-14 and 1-7 in the league. The Lakers will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday against Utica at 3:30 p.m.
After Buffalo State scored four runs in its first at-bat, Oswego State got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning a double by Katie Bredin resulted in her touching home plate batters later. The Lakers pulled to within two runs in the second when two Bengal defensive errors turned a lead-off Nicole Ouellette walk into a run.
Buffalo State touched home once in the fourth, but Oswego State produced a pair of RBI walks after loading the bases with one out to make the score 5-4 in favor of the Bengals. The Lakers left the bases loaded, though, as they were unable to score any more runs during the rally.
It would be as close as Oswego State would get as Buffalo State scored in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. Another bases-loaded Laker walk registered the final run of the game, but it would not be enough in the loss.
Kaylee Lekki went the distance for the Bengals surrendering two earned runs on seven hits, six strikeouts, and eight walks. Jessica Palmitesso recorded the loss with the complete game, striking out ten, but walking nine and giving up eight earned runs on 11 hits.
Buffalo State continued to hit well in the second game, and capitalized on Oswego State defensive miscues to score 20 runs with only two of those runs being earned. The Bengals tallied 17 hits during the game with the Lakers committing three errors. Buffalo State broke the game open with a nine-run second inning, and cruised from that point on.
Oswego State plated its lone run of the game in the bottom of the second when Beth Jerome drove in Sue Schoff.
Sarah Thayer earned the loss by giving up six hits for nine unearned runs in 1.2 innings, while Palmitesso came in to relieve her.