CLERMONT, Fla. – The Oswego State softball team (3-7) closed out its Spring Break softball trip with an 8-5 victory over Lawrence and a 7-5 loss to Hope on Tuesday.
Tori Trovato (Fr., Fulton, N.Y.) fell a single short of hitting a cycle against Hope, as she posted a double, a triple and a homerun.
Against the Vikings, the Lakers put together a three-run first inning with an RBI single by Dee Apps (Jr., Camillus, N.Y.) and a two-RBI triple from Nicole Ouellette (Sr., Castleton, N.Y.). Oswego State tacked on another run in the second when Trovato scored following a Sammie Schroeter (Jr., Schenectady, N.Y.) RBI single.
With the Lakers leading 4-1 through three frames, Oswego State turned in another three-run inning in the fourth. After Katie Bredin (Jr., Oneonta, N.Y.) and Schroeter reached, Apps produced a key double to plate both players.
Apps came around to score following Alexis Nasca’s (Fr., Hamburg, N.Y.) single to put the Lakers ahead 7-2.
Lawrence cut into the margin by scoring three runs, as it trailed 7-5 midway through the sixth inning.
However, Schroeter halted the momentum with an RBI double in the next at-bat, as Oswego State closed out the 8-5 win.
In the second game, both squads came out on fire as Hope held a 3-2 lead after the first inning when Alexandra McKay (Fr., Fairport, N.Y.) drove in Trovato and Schroeter.
Heading into the fifth inning, Oswego State trailed 6-2 until Trovato blasted a solo homerun and Apps registered a RBI hit to cut the deficit in half. Each team scored again before the end of the game, as Bredin brought around Trovato, who hit a double.
The Lakers have some time off before returning to the diamond on March 29 at Cortland for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.