Oswego State Softball Swept By Oneonta In Conference Opener

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State softball team suffered a pair of losses to Oneonta by the scores of 13-0 and 7-1 in the league openers for both squads on Saturday afternoon in Oswego. The Red Dragon pitching staff held the Lakers to four hits in each game, while Oneonta capitalized on Oswego State defensive miscues to improve to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in the SUNYAC. The Lakers, who are 4-7 on the season and 0-2 in the conference, will resume a halted doubleheader against New Paltz Sunday at 1 p.m.

After a scoreless first inning, Katie Hackenburg led off the top of the second inning with a home run that fueled a 10-run Red Dragon inning, eight of which were unearned runs. Oneonta tacked on three more unearned runs in the top half of the fourth as the Red Dragons went on to win 13-0 in five innings. Kerry Leggett was the winning pitcher as she threw five innings, giving up four hits. Jessica Palmitesso went 1.2 innings for the Lakers giving up six hits and two earned runs in the loss.

Oswego State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Brittany Carbacio singled, advanced to second after a hit batter, then stole third and home for the run. Oneonta knotted the score in the top of the second following a solo home run by Sam Vocina. The Red Dragons then took the lead for good in the next frame when Stacey Donald touched home plate. Onetona added runs in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings for the 7-1 win.

Jessica Bartalsky earned the win for the visitors as she went the distance in the circle posting 13 strikeouts and one walk to go along with four hits. Morgan Lavner picked up the loss after two innings surrendering two runs on four hits. Sarah Thayer worked 2.2 innings in relief allowing six hits for three earned runs.