Owls Take Two; Drop Bates and FDU-Florham 10-0 and 4-1
Clermont, Florida 3/19/10 – The Keene State College softball team swept Bates College and Farleigh Dickinson University – Florham 10-0 and 4-1 on Friday afternoon at Hancock Park in Clermont, Florida. The wins make the Owls record 7-3 on the season with only two more games to play on their spring trip.
In the victory over Bates, Kayla Joyce (Bridgewater, Mass.), Jessica Fiorenza (Wakefield, Mass.) and Katie Bradford (Lebanon, N.H.) each ripped three hits.
Joyce started the rally in the third and sixth innings and scored two runs, as did Fiorenza. Bradford opened the game up in the third inning with a bases-clearing double and three RBI’s.
Sophomore pitcher Emily Albin (Bethel, Conn.) went the distance allowing no runs and spreading out six polar bear hits and striking out five for her second victory of 2010.
The Owls pitched by committee in game two against FDU-Florham. Newcomer Sara Stocklinski (Newton, N.J.) started, pitching three innings and striking out three batters and allowing the only run for KSC. Ashley Clark (Alton, N.H.) went the next two innings allowing no runs and a walk, while Samantha Pratt (Bristol, Conn.) picked up her second win in as many days pitching the final two innings in the victory.
The KSC offense came alive in the sixth inning. Trailing 1-0, Bradford laced an RBI single to even the game at 1-1. Sophomore Laura Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.) ripped a two RBI single, followed by another key RBI hit from sophomore Elizabeth McNamara (Londonderry, N.H.).
The Owls conclude their spring trip tomorrow with gamers against Plattsburgh State and Rochester (N.Y.) at 11:30 and 3:30.