Keuka College Softball Shuts Out Wells College

Colleen Mooney (9) and Whitney Tylor (not pictured) each threw complete game shutouts for Keuka College on Monday
Colleen Mooney (9) and Whitney Tylor (not pictured) each threw complete game shutouts for Keuka College on Monday

AURORA, N.Y. — The Keuka College Softball team picked up a pair of shutout victories over hosts Wells College on Monday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Keuka College (3-7, 2-2 NEAC) won the first end of the doubleheader 1-0. The Wolves picked up the offense in Game 2 as they defeated Wells College 9-0 in five innings.

Keuka College 1 at Wells College 0

Keuka College was able to work around a leadoff double in the bottom of the first by Wells and took the lead in the ensuing inning. Janessa Vaadi led the second off with a double to left and moved to third on a single by Maddie Dupuis. The next batter was Haley Gorges who ripped a double down the right field line to score Vaadi. Dupuis and Gorges would be stranded in scoring position, but the Wolves held a 1-0 lead over the Express.

The rest would fall to the Keuka College defense and Colleen Mooney in the circle. Wells was able to get seven hits in the game, but was never able to cross home plate. In the bottom of the seventh, they loaded the bases with two outs, but Mooney was able to induce a groundball to end the 1-0 shutout victory.

Lead Wolf: Freshman Haley Gorges had a big game for the Wolves. She added a single to her RBI double that accounted for the lone run of the game. She also walked to be on base all three plate appearances in Game 1.

Keuka College 9 at Wells College 0 – 5 innings

The Wolves struck quickly as Brittany Vergason singled and moved to second. She scored on a single to center by Mickenzie Palmer. Palmer would later score in the inning as the Wolves took a 2-0 lead.

The Green and Gold doubled that lead in the second. Alexa Brown and Jessie Hammers led off the inning with singles. Later in the inning, Mickenzie Palmer and Katelyn Warren had back-to-back RBI singles to push the Keuka College advantage to 4-0.

Alexa Brown had an RBI single in the third and Brittany Vergason hit a two-run double to make it 7-0 Keuka. A Kate Warren double pushed the lead to 8-0 in the third inning. The Wolves added a late insurance run as they defeated Wells College 9-0 in five innings.

Lead Wolf: Freshman pitcher Whitney Tyler earned her first career win against Wells. Tyler allowed just two hits and struck out a pair in her five innings of work.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 36-1 all-time against Wells College. The Wolves have won the last 13 meetings with the Express
  • Game 1 was the first 1-0 shutout victory for Keuka College since April 15, 2012 when they beat SUNYIT
  • Colleen Mooney struck out five in the sixth complete game shutout of her career. The sophomore passed Cherie Smith '11 for the eighth most strikeouts in a career at Keuka College with 117
  • Maddie Dupuis recorder her first career stolen base in Game 1
  • 13 hits and nine runs scored in Game 2 was a season-high for Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will return to the Jephson Community Athletic Complex on Tuesday as they host Alfred State at 3pm. In the only other meeting ever, Keuka swept the Pioneers in a doubleheader in 2015.