Williamsville, N.Y. – The Geneseo softball team (20-18) wrapped up its regular season with a split of a non-conference doubleheader at D’Youville (17-15). The Knights won game two 6-4 in 10 innings after losing the opener 5-4.
First year outfielder Melissa Mastoridis (New Hyde Park/New Hyde Park Memorial) singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th, then scored an insurance run on a triple by sophomore shortstop Samantha Brown (Canton/Hugh C. Williams).
The Spartans brought the go-ahead run to the plate with no outs in the bottom of the 10th, but with runners on first and third sophomore Corrin Spallone (Greece/Greece Arcadia) retired three straight batters – two by strikeout – to earn the win.
Spallone improved to 7-9 with 5.1 innings of three-hit relief. She struck out eight batters and allowed only an unearned run.
Both teams scored a run in the ninth. Senior outfielder Lexi Williams (Waterford/Shenendehowa) singled home junior first baseman Samantha Trapasso (Garden City/Garden City) to put the Knights ahead in the top of the inning before the Spartans tied the game on a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth. D’Youville advanced the winning run as far as second with one out before Spallone worked out of the jam.
Brown finished with three of Geneseo’s nine hits. She scored one of the three unearned runs the Knights collected in the top of the first, taking advantage of two D’Youville errors.
In the opener, the Spartans scored the tying and winning runs on consecutive two-out doubles in the bottom of the seventh.
The Knights took a 4-0 lead on a run in the second and a three-run rally in the second.
Sophomore center fielder Kayleigh Blersch (Lancaster/Lancaster) doubled in sophomore second baseman Jenna Reilley (Williamsville/East) with the game’s first run in the second. An inning later Trapasso doubled home a run and Williams and senior third baseman Jessica Steubing (Fairport/Fairport) added run-scoring singles.
Trapasso and Williams had two hits apiece.
Sophomore catcher Ashley Fillmore (Getzville/Williamsville North) stole two bases in the doubleheader, raising her total to 25 to break Geneseo’s single-season record.
The Knights open postseason play Thursday at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship Tournament. Geneseo is the fourth seed and will face third-seeded Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. The six-team double-elimination tournament is being hosted by top-seeded Brockport.
Game one box score
Game two box score