Fla. – The Geneseo softball team (4-6) dropped a pair of games Thursday, losing
8-3 to Hope (5-6) and 8-7 to Wisconsin-Eau Claire (8-1).
In their first game of the day, the Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the score before the Dutch scored five times over the final four innings.
First year Mikayla Moore (Stillwater/Stillwater) singled in a pair of runs and junior first baseman Samantha Trapasso (Garden City/Garden City) added a run-scoring single as Geneseo scored three times in the bottom of the third. The Knights were held hitless over the final four innings with only one runner reaching base.
Geneseo rallied against Wisconsin-Eau Claire as well, erasing a 5-1 first-inning deficit to take a 6-5 lead before the Blugolds rallied to go ahead 8-6 in the bottom of the sixth. The Knights scored once in the seventh and advanced the tying run to third before the Blugolds secured the last out to escape with the win.
The Knights’ seventh-inning rally started with one out when senior third baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport) was hit by a pitch. A two-out single by sophomore catcher Jami Cohen (East Amherst/Williamsville East) moved pinch-runner Catherine Krok (Buffalo/Williamsville East ) to second and sophomore second baseman Jenna Reilley (Williamsville/East) followed with a run-scoring single that sent Cohen to third. Wis.-Eau Claire induced a groundout to end the game.
Trapasso drove in three runs after the Blugolds used five runs in the bottom of the first to go up 5-1. She hit a two-run home run – her third of the season – to spark a three-run third inning and singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth. Her run-scoring single followed a two-run double by first year shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams).
Trapasso's home run was the 11th of her career; she's tied for seventh on the program's all-time list.
Brown, Trapasso and junior third baseman Elise Porreca (Lancaster/Lancaster) each had two of Geneseo’s nine hits. Brown scored three runs.
The Knights wrap up their spring trip with games against Bowdoin and Elmhurst Friday.
Game one box score
Game two box score