Softball Taken Twice at Utica: L 13-1 (5), L 15-0 (5)

Softball Taken Twice at Utica: L 13-1 (5), L 15-0 (5)

UTICA, N.Y. – The Southern Vermont College softball team dropped a pair at Uitca College Wednesday afternoon, 13-1 and 15-0, both in five innings.

Game 1 – Utica 13, SVC 1 (5 inn.)

 The Pioneers took a 13-1 victory in five innings over the visiting Mountaineers in game one.  Four different players tallied two RBIs for the Pioneers and pitcher Briona Enny (Queensbury, N.Y.) threw a two-hitter, striking out 12, while allowing just one run.  Enny's 12 strikeouts was a new career-high, topping her previous mark of 10 set last season against Skidmore.  

The Pioneers dominating victory came by way of a huge ten run second inning that saw UC register seven hits, and three walks. After an uneventful first inning UC came alive in the second behind two singles from Dominique Carcone (Frankfort, N.Y.) a two RBI double from Alysa Russell (Mechanicville, N.Y.), and an RBI single each from Alex Deyo (Schenectady, N.Y.), Meghan Matan (Latham, N.Y.), Bridgette Plummer (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Mallory Ingalls (Oriskany, N.Y.). 

Mountaineer freshman shortstop Julianna Burnley (Scotia, N.Y.) went 1-2 with a homerun, and sophomore captain Meagan Fleming (Gansevoort, N.Y.) was also 1-2.

Russell led the way for the Pioneers offensively, going 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBIs. 

Game 2 – Utica 15, SVC 0 (5 inn.)

UC came right back in game two and earned another convincing victory, 15-0, in five innings. UC jumped out to a commanding 10-0 lead in the bottom of the first with the help of two two-run homers from Plummer and freshman Taylor Ellis (Willet, N.Y.).  Cassie Smith (Delmar, N.Y.) and Courtney Fitzgerald (Albany, N.Y.) each had a two-RBI single.  Utica added five more runs in the fourth as Russell hit a two RBI single, and Carcone, Smith, and Ellis each hit RBI singles.

SVC sophomore pitcher Hayley McDonald (Latham, N.Y.) was 2-2 in the game at the plate.

Utica freshman Abby Monroe (Watertown, N.Y.) struck out three and gave up just two hits for her fourth win of the season.

The Mountaineers (1-6) are next scheduled for a doubleheader at Williams College on Friday (3:30/5:30 p.m.), weather permitting, while Utica (7-5) looks to its Friday doubleheader at home against Skidmore College (3:30/5:30 p.m.