Oswego State softball team splits twinbill with Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Oswego State softball team (7-13, 4-6 SUNYAC) broke out for an 18-0 victory in game one, but could not complete the sweep as the Lakers fell to Potsdam (7-13, 1-11), 3-1, in the second game of the doubleheader Monday.

Alexis Nasca (Fr., Hamburg, N.Y.) came up with a two-RBI double as part of a three-run first inning for the Lakers. Oswego State added three more runs in the second when Dee Apps (Jr., Camillus, N.Y.) delivered a bases-loaded triple to the gap in right center that plated Marietta Silliman (Fr., Smithtown, N.Y.), Laura Kahn (Jr., Cohocton, N.Y.) and Jacquie Porrcea (Fr., Lancaster, N.Y.).

However, the Lakers blew the game wide open in the third after turning four walks, four singles and two Potsdam errors into seven runs to take a 13-0 lead.

Oswego State tacked on five more runs in the fifth with Brooke Radley (Sr., Pulaski, N.Y.) delivering a pinch-hit double that brought around Porrcea and Katie Dobkowski (Jr., Liverpool, N.Y.).

Sarah Thayer (Sr., Winthrop, N.Y.) earned the victory in the circle, allowing no runs on two hits in three innings, while Alexandria Connelly (Fr., Endicott, N.Y.) tossed two shutout innings with two hits. The Lakers capitalized on 11 walks issued by Potsdam’s pitching staff, which allowed 16 earned runs on 11 hits in five innings.

In game two, Sammie Schroeter (Jr., Schenectady, N.Y.) kept the offense rolling when her sacrifice fly to left field drove in Katie Bredin after she reached on an error.

Oswego State had a chance to extend its lead in the third with the bases loaded and one out, but the Lakers were unable to produce the timely hits.

The visitors remained in front, 1-0, until the bottom of the fifth when Heather Johnson ripped a two-RBI triple and later scored on a sacrifice fly to give Potsdam a 3-1 advantage.

Oswego State mounted a rally in its final at-bat with back-to-back singles from Justine Abramowski (So., Levittown, N.Y.) and Tori Trovato (Fr., Fulton, N.Y.), but the Lakers did not come up with the key hits to bring around the game-tying run.

Nasca suffered the loss despite giving up three runs, one of which was earned, on three hits in 4.1 innings. Jordan Sarat struck out seven en route to the complete-game win for Potsdam.

Oswego State faces non-conference SUNYIT on Thursday in a pair of road contests starting at 3:30 p.m.