Oneonta, N.Y. – The Geneseo softball team (12-12, 5-3
SUNYAC) improved to 8-2 in its last 10 games by sweeping Oneonta (7-17, 3-7
SUNYAC) 14-2 and 5-4 in a State University of New York Athletic Conference
(SUNYAC) doubleheader Saturday. The Knights continue conference play with a
doubleheader at New Paltz Sunday.
The Knights withstood a Red Dragon rally in game two, shutting the door on Oneonta after the first three Red Dragons scored in their last at-bat. After Oneonta’s first four hitters reached base in the seventh, first year reliever Mikayla Moore (Stillwater/Stillwater) picked up her first save; she threw out the tying run at the plate for the first out, then struck out the next batter and induced a game-ending pop-up.
The Knights jumped to a 4-0 first-inning lead, capitalizing on three Oneonta errors to score two unearned runs.
Sophomore outfielder Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville North) led off the game with a triple and scored on a single by junior first baseman Samantha Trapasso (Garden City/Garden City).
Senior outfielder Lexi Williams (Waterford/Shenendehowa) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and sophomore outfielder Kayleigh Blersch (Lancaster/Lancaster) singled in a run.
Blersch doubled to lead off the fourth and scored Geneseo’s final run on a sacrifice fly by sophomore catcher Jami Cohen (East Amherst/Williamsville East).
She and Trapasso both finished with two of the Knights’ seven hits.
The Knights won game one in six innings behind 14 hits and seven more Oneonta errors.
Cohen drove in four runs; Blersch and sophomore shortstop Jenna Reilley (Williamsville/East) – who led the Knights with three hits – drove in two apiece.
Williams and Trapasso had two hits apiece. Blersch, Williams, sophomore shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams) and senior third baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport) all scored two runs.
Sophomore Corrin Spallone (Greece/Greece Arcadia) earned the win – her fourth of the season – with a complete-game effort. She struck out nine Red Dragons and allowed only one earned run.
The Knights continue SUNYAC play Sunday with an 11 a.m. doubleheader at New Paltz.
Game one box score
Game two box score