CLERMONT, Fla.--Molly St. Germain tossed a complete game with six strikeouts as the Keene State College softball team earned its first win of the season with a 4-1 win over Stockton University on Sunday at Hancock Park 3. The Owls fell to FDU-Florham, 9-5 earlier in the day.
- Keene State: 1-3
- Stockton: 0-2
- FDU-Florham: 2-4
How it Happened
St. Germain helped her cause at the plate with a pair of hits, while Olivia Indorf and Brittany DaMota also had two hits each. The Owls touched Stockton pitchers Victoria Torp and Hannah Bibeault for nine hits.
Keene State grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, as St. Germain led off with a single, and moved to third on a single by Mikalya Pacy, before coming around on an error. DaMota singled Pacy over to third, and Jenny Galavotti plated Pacy with a sacrifice fly to center.
The Ospreys got on the board on Alexa Massa's sacrifice fly to right in the top of the fourth, but the Owls tacked on two more in the bottom half. A single from Shae Crosby and a double from St. Germain, followed by a walk to Kayla Votto loaded the bases, and DaMota singled in a pair of runs with a hit to right field.
St. Germain kept the Ospreys at bay, limiting Stockton to just six hits, only one of them of the extra base variety. Stockton never really threatened again until the fifth inning, when Carli Shaw led off with a single, but was cut down trying to take third on Chelsea Thomas' sacrifice bunt. Morgan DiVello had a bunt single with one out in the seventh, but St. Germain struck out Shaw and got Thomas to ground back to her to end the game.
Earlier in the day, the Owls surrendered nine runs in the first two innings, and couldn't quite make up the ground in a 9-5 loss to FDU-Florham. KSC had struck first when Kayla Votto drew a leadoff walk and scored on a sacrifice fly from Galavotti. The Devils loaded the bases in the bottom half of the first, and a pair of bases loaded walks forced in two runs, and a wild pitch, a single, and an error made it 5-1.
FDU-Florham tacked on four more runs in the second inning to take a 9-1 lead. The Owls pulled back a pair in the fourth as Aliza Guerrero reached on an error and scored on Shae Crosby's RBI groundout, and JoEllen Racicot singled and scored on a Devils' error. Crosby drove in another run with an RBI groundout in the sixth, and Kayla Votto scored on an error in the seventh, but the Owls could not complete the rally.
Around the Horn
- Galavotti, Crosby, and DaMota have combined to drive in 10 of KSC's 12 runs thus far this season.
- Votto had a stolen base against FDU-Florham, the 28th of her career. She needs seven more to pass Beth Comer for seventh place all-time in school history.
- The Florida trip continues for Keene State, with the Owls facing Oswego State at 1 p.m. and Endicott at 6 p.m. on March 13.