Softball Falls 8-0, 7-0 at Skidmore

Softball Falls 8-0, 7-0 at Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Southern Vermont College dropped a pair of non-conference softball contests to Skidmore College Sunday afternoon—falling 8-0 in five innings and then 7-0 at Wagner Park.

SVC (4-8) is back at it Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. non-league twin bill at Mass. College of Liberal Arts.

GAME 1: Skidmore 8 – Southern Vermont 0 (5 inn.)
The Thoroughbreds put up three runs in the bottom of the second, and they did the same in the fourth before notching two in the fifth to walk off with the run rule in effect.

Southern Vermont freshman catcher Jaydan Allinson (Miami, Ariz.), sophomore shortstop Mackenzie Rumrill (Randolph, Vt.), and sophomore right fielder Tessa Sheades (Coventry, Conn.) were all 1-2 while sophomore right-hander McKenzie Ebert (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was 1-1 with a walk.

Ebert took the loss (2-3) from the circle—striking out a pair through her 4.2 innings of work.

Skidmore scored three runs on five hits in the second, and that lead carried into the fourth. The hosts crossed the dish three more times in the fourth with help from two run-scoring doubles, and they then put up the necessary runs in the fifth to end the game early.

GAME 2: Skidmore 7 – Southern Vermont 0
Skidmore went ahead in game two with a lone run in the bottom of the first, and the Thoroughbreds then posted two runs in the third, fifth, and sixth frames. SVC was held to just two hits for SC to maintain its upper hand and grab the sweep.

Allinson went 1-3 in the batter's box while Sheades provided a 1-2 showing at the dish.

Southern Vermont freshman righty Julia Whipple (Schenectady, N.Y.) threw all six innings on the rubber—striking out one in the loss (2-5).

Skidmore scored on a wild pitch in the home half of the first, and that proved to be all the hosts needed for the win. They would add two more in the third, however, before notching another pair in the fifth. A two-run double in the sixth made it a 7-0 difference, and the Thoroughbreds kept SVC off the scoreboard through the final out for their second win of the day.