Softball Swept at Home by St. Elizabeth

Whitney Tyler (3) had five strikeouts in game two for Keuka College
Whitney Tyler (3) had five strikeouts in game two for Keuka College

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Softball team lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader at home on Thursday to the College of St. Elizabeth.

Keuka College (10-16, 6-6 NEAC) dropped the opened to St. Elizabeth 5-3 and then fell in the nightcap 3-1.

College of St. Elizabeth 5 at Keuka College 3 – Game One

The Eagles scored five runs on six hits as the rain fell in the third inning to take a lead over the Wolves.

Keuka College attempted to mount a comeback as the Wolves scored two in the sixth. Janessa Vaadi scored on a Samantha Cook single. Also on the play, a pair of errors by St. Elizabeth allowed Hayley Gorges to score to make it 5-2.

The Wolves got a third run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI double by Brittany Vergason, which also brought the tying run to the plate, but the Eagles would get out of it as they defeated Keuka College 5-3.

Lead Wolf: Jessie Hammers had three hits for the Wolves in game one. Hammers also stole a base in the loss.

College of St. Elizabeth 3 at Keuka College 1 – Game Two

St. Elizabeth opened the scoring in game two as the Eagles plated a run in the third inning. They then added to the lead with two runs in the fourth to make it 3-0.

The Wolves got one run back in the fifth on an RBI single by Whitney Tyler, but the Wolves would trail 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

A pair of walks put the tying run on base for Keuka in the seventh with one out. After a strikeout, Jessie Hammers hit a ball into the right centerfield gap, but the St. Elizabeth centerfielder made a diving catch to end the game.

Lead Wolf: Whitney Tyler got the lone RBI single for the Wolves in game two. Tyler was also the pitcher for Keuka College, striking out five in pitching the complete game.

KC Notes:

  • Thursday was the first time that Keuka College faced the College of St. Elizabeth since the 2010 season. The all-time record is now levelled at 2-2
  • Jessie Hammers passed Mickenzie Palmer for fifth on the career hits list. Hammers now has 129 hits in her three seasons with Keuka
  • Whitney Tyler moved to ninth on the career strikeout list with 106

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain at home this Saturday as Keuka College hosts Wells College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader. Saturday will also be Parents and Senior Day for Keuka College will a special ceremony in between games of the doubleheader.