Keuka College Softball Swept by #9 Ranked Cardinals

Tally McDonald (5) had two hits in Game 2 for Keuka College -- Photo by Ed Webber
Tally McDonald (5) had two hits in Game 2 for Keuka College -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Softball team got swept in a doubleheader by #9 ranked St. John Fisher College on Tuesday by the scores of 6-0 and 13-3

Keuka College (13-9, 11-1 NEAC) was no-hit in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Tally McDonald had a pair of hits in Game 2 for Keuka College. Samantha Blum added an RBI single for the Wolves.

Keuka College 0 vs. #9 St. John Fisher College 6

St. John Fisher opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning for the 1-0 lead. The Cardinals added four runs in the sixth and another in the seventh inning. St. John Fisher's Lindsey Thayer would no-hit Keuka College. She struck out 18 batters. Keuka broke up the perfect game in the sixth inning as Suzanne Welch walked. Welch would also steal second, but the Wolves fell to the Cardinals 6-0 in Game 1.

Keuka College 3 vs. #9 St. John Fisher College 13 – 6 innings

The Cardinals opened the scoring in the second inning once again. The Cardinals plated five in the inning and added a sixth in the top of the third. The Wolves got back into the game in the bottom of the third. Tally McDonald recorded Keuka's first hit of the day with a single in the inning. Brittany Vergason later walked with the bases loaded to give the Wolves their first run. Samantha Blum followed that up with an RBI single and Katelyn Warren hit a sacrifice fly as Keuka narrowed the margin to 6-3. A groundout ended the inning with the bases loaded for the Wolves. St. John Fisher responded with a run in the fourth and scored in each inning for the rest of the game. The Cardinals continued onto the 13-3 victory over Keuka College in six innings.

KC Notes:

  • St. John Fisher college has won 13 straight games against Keuka College
  • Overall, the Cardinals hold a 35-5-1 series advantage over the Wolves
  • Game 1 was the first no-hitter against Keuka College in the last five seasons
  • Keuka College is now 2-12 against nationally-ranked teams. St. John Fisher's #9 ranking was the highest the Wolves have faced since they played #4 SUNY Cortland in the 1999 season

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves return to the North Eastern Athletic Conference on Wednesday as they host Penn College at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. It will be Senior Day for Keuka College as they will honor the senior class in a ceremony in between games of the doubleheader.