Keuka College Tops Wilson College in NEACs

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Softball team won their opening game of the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament on their home field against Wilson College. The Green and Gold defeated the Phoenix 4-0.

Keuka College (17-12) will now face Penn St.-Berks in the winners bracket final later in the day.

The Green and Gold was first to put a run on the board on Saturday. With one out, Alysha Bachman singled to center. After moving up on a wild pitch, a single up the middle by Jessica Parmiter left runners at the corners. An error by the Phoenix allowed Keuka to score, giving them the 1-0 advantage.

Keuka added to their lead in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Cole led it off by doubling off the top cap on the outfield fence. The next batter was Mickenzie Palmer. She had her third hit of the game with a double to left field to score Cole. Alysha Bachman added an RBI groundout for Keuka and Jessica Parmiter singled home a run for the 4-0 lead.

The lead would be more than enough for starting pitcher Liz Warren. She took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The senior finished the complete game shutout allowing just three hits and striking out four.