Virginia Wesleyan Holds Off Geneseo Rally For 7-5 Softball Win

Salisbury, Md. – The Geneseo softball team (0-2) dropped first two games of the season Friday, losing 7-5 to Virginia Wesleyan (10-4) and 5-1 to Shenandoah (5-4) at Salisbury’s Sea Gull Invitational. In their opener against Virginia Wesleyan, the Knights scored twice in their final at bat and brought the tying run to the plate before the Marlins escaped with the win.

First year shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams) and senior outfielder Lexi Williams (Waterford/Shenendehowa) hit run-scoring singles in the seventh following a two-out double by
sophomore catcher Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville North).

Fillmore and Brown both scored runs in the top of the first as the Knights took a 2-0 lead in their first time at bat. Fillmore led off with an infield single, stole second and scored when Brown reached on an infield error. Brown came around to score another unearned run when senior first baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport) reached on a dropped third strike.

Fillmore and Brown both had two of Geneseo’s eight hits.

Senior Katie Gallagher (Gansevoort/Schuylerville) struck out four Marlins in throwing a complete game.

In Friday’s second game, Brown and first year outfielder Mikayla Moore (Stillwater/Stillwater) both recorded a pair of hits. Moore scored Geneseo’s run, leading off the sixth with a single between second and third base. After moving to second on a pinch-hit single by Gallagher, Moore came around to score on a run-scoring single up the middle by sophomore Jami Cohen (East Amherst/Williamsville East).

Senior Corrin Spallone (Greece/Greece Arcadia) fanned four Hornets in her first Geneseo start.

The Knights wrap competition at the weekend tournament with games against Eastern Mennonite and Hunter Saturday.

Game one box score

Game two box score