GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo softball team (10-12) staged a
three-run two-out rally to win 7-6 in the nightcap of a doubleheader against
Keuka (4-4). The Knights won game one 5-2.
Sophomore shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/High C. Williams) hit a bases-loaded triple to rally the Knights to their 7-6 win in game two. Keuka, who rallied from a 4-1 deficit with three runs over the sixth and seventh, had taken a 6-4 lead with a pair of eighth-inning runs.
Brown’s game-winning hit followed three consecutive two-out singles.
Sophomore Jenna Reilley (Williamsville/East) started the rally with a pinch-hit single through the right side. Sophomore catcher Jami Cohen (East Amherst/Williamsville East) followed with a single up the middle and sophomore left fielder Abby Weiss (Hamburg/Hamburg) beat out a ground ball to the pitcher to load the bases. Brown hit the first pitch she saw to the right-center field fence for her third hit of the game to complete the comeback.
Geneseo scored a single run in each of the first three innings to open a 3-0 lead.
Junior first baseman Samantha Trapasso (Garden City/Garden City) singled with two outs in the first and scored on a base hit by first baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport).
An inning later junior third baseman Elise Porreca (Lancaster/Lancaster) reached on an infield error and scored three batters later on Cohen’s sacrifice fly.
Brown hit a one-out single in the third, went to third on a double by Trapasso and scored on Steubing’s fly ball to left field.
After the Storm got a run back in the top of the fourth, the Knights regained their three-run lead on a run-scoring single by Cohen. Porreca beat out a bunt to open the inning then went to second on a base hit by junior Kayleigh Troia (Phoenix/John C. Birdlebough) before coming home on the first of Cohen’s two hits.
First year Katie Brennan (Pittsford/Pittsford-Mendon) earned the win – the first of her career – by picking up the last two outs in the eighth after Keuka strung together a lead-off home run, a single and a double for a pair of runs.
In the opener, sophomore Nicole Zimmermann (Canandaigua/Canandaigua)
struck out a season-high 11 batters to shut down Keuka. She allowed just five
hits and no earned runs while walking only one batter.
Trapasso singled and doubled, driving in three runs, to lead Geneseo’s offense. She hit a two-run single in the third after one-out hits by sophomore catcher Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville North) and sophomore Abby Weiss (Hamburg/Hamburg) and a sacrifice bunt by Brown.
In the Knights’ three-run fifth, Brown led off with a double and scored on Trapasso’s double. The Knights scored on a wild pitch and plated their final run on a sacrifice fly by Reilley.
Geneseo held its annual Faculty Recognition ceremony before the game, honoring
Tina Fenton (education), Dr. Caroline Haddad (mathematics), Dr. Aaron Heap (mathematics) and Beverly Henke-Lofquist (communicative disorders and sciences).