Geneseo Routs Hunter 8-0 For Softball Win


Salisbury, Md. – The Geneseo softball team (1-3) split a pair of games Saturday at Salisbury’s Sea Gull Classic. The Knights lost 4-2 to Eastern Mennonite (5-5) Saturday then routed Hunter (0-4) 8-0 in five innings. The victory over Hunter was the first for interim coach Dave Sylvester.

First year outfielder Mikayla Moore (Stillwater/Stillwater) singled in two runs to highlight the Knights’ five-run fifth inning. Moore added a triple and scored two runs.

Sophomore second baseman Jenna Reilley (Williamsville/East) also scored a pair of runs and senior first baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport) drove in two.

Senior Corrin Spallone (Greece/Greece Arcadia) struck out nine batters in a complete-game shutout. She allowed just three hits and two walks.

Steubing’s two-run single in the third opened the scoring, plating sophomore catcher Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville East) and first year shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams). The Knights pushed their lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Moore led off with a triple then scored on a one-out wild pitch.

Geneseo’s five-run outburst in the fifth started when Fillmore reached on an infield error, then stole third. Reilley singled in a run and after Steubing reached on another error, Moore singled both runners home. Run-scoring singles by first year infielder Catherine Krok (Buffalo/Williamsville East) and sophomore outfielder Kayleigh Blersch (Lancaster/Lancaster) capped the rally.

In Saturday’s first game, the Knights tied the score at 2-2 in the sixth before the Royals won the game with a two-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Geneseo tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth. Fillmore singled down the left field line to lead off the inning then stole second. After Brown beat out a bunt to reach first, both runners advanced on an infield ground out. Brown scored on a sacrifice fly by Steubing.      

Senior outfielder Lexi Williams (Waterford/Shenendehowa) put the Knights on the board first, hitting a two-out home run over the center field fence. The home run was her first of the season and the eighth of her career.

Williams and Fillmore both had two of Geneseo’s six hits.

The Knights are idle until kicking off their eight-game spring trip to Clermont, Fla., Monday, March 18. Geneseo takes on Amherst and Western New England to open competition.

Game one box score

Game two box score