Tyler Throws Second Perfect Game in School History

Photo by Sarah Tyler
Photo by Sarah Tyler

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — Freshman pitcher Whitney Tyler pitched a perfect game for Keuka College in game two of a North Eastern Athletic Conference sweep of Morrisville State on Sunday.

Keuka College (17-7, 14-2 NEAC) won the opening game of the doubleheader 10-4 against the Mustangs. The Wolves then defeated Morrisville State 11-0 in five innings in game two.

Keuka College 10 vs. Morrisville State 4

Keuka College got off to an early lead as Janessa Vaadi singled home Brittany Vergason for the 1-0 lead. The Wolves added to their lead in the second with Vergason tripling in inning as Keuka was up 4-0 after two innings.

Senior Suzanne Welch delivered an RBI single in the fifth for the Wolves. Morrisville State plated four runs in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to one run, 5-4. However, Keuka College responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning.

Keuka College got four RBI singles in the inning with the final one from Welch bringing home two runners as the Wolves continued onto the 10-4 victory.

Lead Wolves: Seniors Maddie Dupuis and Suzanne Welch had big games on Senior Day. They combined for four hits, four runs batted in, and three runs scored. Dupuis' three runs scored set a new career-high as did Welch's three runs batted in.

Keuka College 11 vs. Morrisville State 0

The Green and Gold got on the board first with three runs in the bottom of the first. Janessa Vaadi had an RBI single and Shannon Johnson plated a pair with a single for Keuka College.

The Wolves added to their lead in the third, scoring eight runs in the inning. The big hits for Keuka came from Alexa Brown and Hayley Gorges as they both scored two runs each on RBI singles.

The rest of the game was up to Tyler. The freshman pitcher went the distance, striking out five batters and not allowing a base runner as the Wolves defeated the Mustangs 11-0 in game two to sweep the doubleheader.

Lead Wolf: Whitney Tyler needed just 54 pitches to record the 15 outs in the game. She joins Jen Shaughnessy '08 as the only pitchers to throw a perfect game in school history. Shaughnessy did it as a freshman as well, throwing six innings for a perfect game against Wells College on April 20, 2005.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 28-3 all-time against Morrisville State
  • The Wolves extend their school record 16-game winning streak
  • Both Mickenzie Palmer and Katelyn Warren passed Jill Hart '14 on the career hits list. Palmer now sits in fourth place with 126 career hits while Warren is in fifth with 124
  • Sophomore Colleen Mooney struck out seven in earning the win in game one. Mooney tied Danielle Gravel '14 on the career strikeout list at Keuka College with 144.

Up Next for Keuka College: Sunday closes the regular season for Keuka College. The Wolves finished 2018 with a 14-2 record in the NEAC, including a 12-0 mark in the North Division. Keuka will now await the announcement of the seedings and schedule of the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.