Keuka College Softball Splits with St. John Fisher

Jordan Cole (13) hit her first career home run on Thursday
Jordan Cole (13) hit her first career home run on Thursday

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Keuka College Softball team earned their first win of the season as a part of a doubleheader split at St. John Fisher College on Thursday afternoon.

Keuka College (1-5) lost a tight game in the opener to the Cardinals 3-2. The Wolves then topped the hosts in game two by the score of 7-2.

St. John Fisher College 3 vs. Keuka College 2 – Game One

The home team struck first in the second inning as they took advantage of a Keuka College error to pull ahead 1-0. In the next inning, the Cardinals extended their lead to 3-0 following a two-run home run.

Keuka College had a response in the fourth inning. The Wolves took advantage of a Cardinal error for a base runner. Then freshman Jordan Cole hit a ball over the left centerfield fence for her first career home run, making it a 3-2 game.

However, after the Cole home run, Keuka College would only manage one base runner the rest of the game as they fell to St. John Fisher 3-2.

Lead Wolf: Jessie Hammers helped set the table for the Wolves. The leadoff hitter had a pair of hits and stole a base in game one.

Keuka College 7 at St. John Fisher College 2 – Game Two

St. John Fisher would once again take an early lead over the Wolves as they scored on an error in both the first and second innings for a 2-0 lead.

The fourth inning would prove fruitful for the Wolves once again as Janessa Vaadi doubled down the left field line to score a pair of runs to tie the game.

In the fifth inning, Jessie Hammers led it off with a single. Hayley Gorges bunted her over and reached base herself on a Fisher error. After Gorges stole second, Brittany Vergason hit a hard single to right to score Hammers and Gorges and give the Wolves a 4-2 lead. Jordan Cole followed with a double and Verason scored on a sacrifice fly by Alexa Brown. Keuka College would add to the lead on RBI singles by Samantha Cook and Danielle Bosch as Keuka led 7-2.

The rest would be in the hands of pitcher Whitney Tyler. The sophomore did not allow an earned run and struck out a career-high eight as she went the distance. Keuka College earned the split, defeating St. John Fisher College 7-2 in game two.

Lead Wolf: Whitney Tyler pitched the Wolves to their first victory of the season. She scattered six hits over seven innings. Tyler allowed just two unearned runs and struck out a career-best eight batters in the win.

KC Notes:

  • The win was the first for Keuka College against St. John Fisher College in softball since the 2009 season, snapping an 11-game losing and 15-game winless streak
  • Keuka College is now 7-39-1 all-time against the Cardinals
  • Whitney Tyler surpassed 100 career innings pitched in game two
  • Jordan Cole had an impressive game two for Keuka, going 3-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will open their home schedule this weekend as Keuka College hosts Alfred University at 1pm at the Jepshon Community Athletic Complex on Saturday.