Keuka College Softball Splits with Morrisville State

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Softball team split with Morrisville State on Saturday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Keuka College (12-8, 10-2 NEAC) dropped the opening game in eight innings, 3-2. The Green and Gold bounced back in the nightcap, winning it 8-0.

Keuka will remain at home on Sunday as they host Cazenovia College at 1pm.

Game 1

Morrisville State got on the board first with an RBI double in the top of the first inning for the 1-0 lead.

The Green and Gold drew level in the fourth. Katelyn Warren led the inning off with a double and moved to third on a single by Mickenzie Palmer. Warren scored on a sacrifice fly by Alysha Bachman to tie the game. Keuka had an opportunity to take the lead but they stranded a runner on third with one out.

Keuka would take the lead two innings later on another sacrifice fly. This time it was Nicole Wright scoring Bachman for the 2-1 lead.

Morrisville State was down to their last out when Brianna Martin hit a game-tying homerun to right centerfield. Keuka had a chance to answer in the bottom of the inning with runners on first and second and no outs, but a strikeout and a double play ended the inning and pushed the game to extra innings tied at 2-2.

Morrisville was efficient with their tie-breaker runner in the eighth as they bunted her to third and scored on a sacrifice fly. Keuka was not able to answer in the bottom of the inning as they fell to the Mustangs 3-2.

Game 2

Keuka College took the early lead in Game 2. Allyson Muller singled. Kate Warren followed that up with a two-run home run for the early lead.  Keuka added a run later in the inning on a groundout and led 3-0 after the first.

The Green and Gold added to their lead in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Kate Warren, scoring Maddie Dupuis.

In the fifth inning, Janessa Vaadi doubled to plate a run and Samantha Blum hit a two-run triple to make it 7-0. Alyssa Prince had the final hit to score Blum, giving Keuka the 8-0 victory in five innings.

Brianna Bush got the win for Keuka, throwing a complete game shutout and allowing just four hits.