Buffalo, N.Y. – The Geneseo softball team (17-13, 10-4 SUNYAC) swept a doubleheader from host Buffalo State (12-16, 6-8 SUNYAC) Monday, winning 5-3 and 3-0. The Knights have won 13 of their last 16 and have pulled to within a game of league-leading Cortland and Brockport in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) standings.
Senior Katie Gallagher (Gansevoort/Schuylerville) threw a complete-game three-hit shutout in the nightcap to improve to 5-3. She allowed just one runner past second and retired the final 11 batters for her second shutout of the season.
Junior first baseman Samantha Trapasso (Garden City/Garden City) hit her sixth home run of the season in the first inning and senior right fielder Lexi Williams (Waterford/Shenendehowa) added a solo shot in the seventh.
Sophomore shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams), who had two of the Knights’ five hits, doubled home a run in the third inning. Her hit scored sophomore catcher Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville North), who had stolen second and third after beating out a bunt.
In the opener the Knights rallied from a 3-1 deficit, tying the game with two runs in the sixth and taking the lead with two more in the seventh.
Brown’s two-out two-run double in the top of the seventh broke a 3-3 tie and sophomore Corrin Spallone (Greece/Greece Arcadia) held the Bengals – who brought the tying run to the plate – scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
Sophomore right fielder Kayleigh Blersch (Lancaster/Lancaster) led off the seventh with a walk and reached second when pinch-hitter Alexa Salzman (East Meadow/East Meadow) reached on a bunt. Two outs later Brown doubled down the right field line.
Geneseo tied the score in the sixth on a two-run double by Williams. Brown and Trapasso hit one-out singles before Williams’ game-tying double.
Spallone (6-7) allowed just four hits and only one earned run.
Trapasso, who finished with three hits, singled in the game’s first run in the top of the seventh. She’s hit safely in 11 straight games, batting .564 with three home runs and 17 runs batted in during that stretch.
The Knights play their final non-league games of the season Wednesday, traveling to Rochester Institute of Technology for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.
Game one box score
Game two box score