LEESBURG, Fla.--Senior Kayla Votto delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Keene State College softball team to a 3-2 comeback win over Oswego State on March 13 at Sleepy Hollow No. 6. Later in the day, the Owls fell to Endicott, 4-0.
- Keene State: 2-4
- Endicott: 3-0
- Oswego State: 1-3
How It Happened
Votto and Brooke Arruda each had two hits as the Owls rallied from a 2-0, first inning deficit. The Lakers had gone up 2-0 in the first on a two-run homer off the bat of Ashley Lyman, but would not score again.
Votto, who drove in all three KSC runs, tied the game for the Owls in the bottom of the fifth inning. Hanne Nichols was hit by a pitch with one out, and moved to second on Kristin Boduch's single to left. A wild pitch moved up both runners, and Votto singled to right to bring both around.
The Owls won it in the bottom of the seventh inning, as freshman Brooke Arruda led off with a single, and pinch runner Mikayla Pacy moved to second on a defensive indifference call. After Boduch drew a walk, Votto stroked a single to left for the winning run.
Against Endicott, the Owls' bats went silent as KSC managed just four singles. KSC committed four errors as the Gulls scored three unearned runs.
Endicott scored twice in the fourth and twice more in the sixth. The Owls had runners in scoring position in the first, second, and fifth innings, but could not bring them around. Molly St. Germain went the distance, striking out two in six innings of work.
Around the Horn
- Cavanaugh lowered her ERA to 2.50 with her appearance against Oswego State.
- The Owls are doing the most damage in the middle innings, outscoring opponents in the third, fourth, and fifth innings.
- Votto is now slugging .524, and is tied for the team lead with four RBI.
- Keene State takes on two schools from the state of Maine, starting with the University of New England at 8 a.m. and Bowdoin College at 10:30 am on March 14.