Keuka College Softball Splits at Abington

Danielle Bosch (10) had a career-high three hits in game one for Keuka -- Photo by Courtney Gleichauf (3/30/19)
Danielle Bosch (10) had a career-high three hits in game one for Keuka -- Photo by Courtney Gleichauf (3/30/19)

ABINGTON, Pa. — The Keuka College Softball team split a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Penn St-Abington.

Keuka College (6-12, 3-3 NEAC) won the opening game 2-0, but the Nittany Lions topped the Wolves 8-1 in the nightcap.

Keuka College 2 at Penn St.-Abington 0 – Game One

The Wolves threatened in the top of the first with back-to-back singles by Danielle Bosch and Brittany Vergason, but were unable to cash the runners in.

Keuka College took the lead in the third as the team of Bosch and Vergason worked together again. Bosch singled with two outs to keep the inning going. She then scored for first on a double by Brittany Vergason to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead.

The Wolves doubled their lead in the fifth. Again with two outs, Danielle Bosch doubled to scored Jessie Hammers to push the Keuka lead to 2-0

Starting pitcher Colleen Mooney allowed just three hits while striking out eight in pitching the complete game shutout as the Wolves defeated Penn St.-Abington 2-0.

Lead Wolf: The tandem of Bosch and Vergason provided all of the offense for Keuka. They combined for all five of Keuka's hits in game one. Danielle Bosch went a perfect 3-3 at the plate, setting a new career-high in hits.

Penn St.-Abington 8 vs. Keuka College 1 – Game Two

Jessie Hammers led the second game off with a single, stole second, and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. However, she was out at home on a fielder's choice hit by Brittany Vergason. During the rundown, Vergason was able to advance to third base. She then scored on an RBI single by Jordan Cole to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead.

The lead would be short-lived as the Nittany Lions responded with a run in the bottom of the first to tie the game.

Penn St.-Abington would take the lead in the bottom of third. The Nittany Lions stayed on the front foot with two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth as they defeated Keuka College 8-1.

Lead Wolf: Jordan Cole drove in the lone run for Keuka and led the Wolves with two hits in the game.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College is now 5-2 all-time against Penn St.-Abington
  • Sunday was the first time that the Wolves and Nittany Lions played each other in Abington
  • It was the eighth shutout of Colleen Mooney's career. She moved into a tie with Jen Shaughnessy for second-most in program history
  • Mooney has also now pitched the fifth-most innings in program history. The junior has thrown 251 innings in her career
  • Jessie Hammers had her school-record 14-game hitting streak snapped in game one. Hammers rebounded with a single in game two giving her 116 career hits, ninth most in program history

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves will return from Pennsylvania and play a pair of midweek doubleheaders at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. The Wolves will first host Alfred State on Tuesday afternoon. Keuka College will then welcome in SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday for a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 3pm on both days.