LEESBURG, Fla.--Junior Brittany DaMota had two hits and two RBI as the Keene State College softball team earned a come-from-behind 7-5 win over Bowdoin College on Wednesday at Sleepy Holly Field No. 2. Earlier in the day, Keene State dropped a 10-1 decision to the University of New England.
- Keene State: 3-5
- Univ. of New England: 3-3
- Bowdoin: 0-2
How it Happened
The Owls took advantage of six Bowdoin errors, two of which came in the first inning that allowed DaMota and Aliza Guerrero to score. The Polar Bears struck back with a five run second inning, batting around and putting together four hits in the frame.
Keene State began to rally with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. With two outs, Kayla Votto drew a walk, and came all the way around on DaMota's single to right. Jenny Galavotti made it a 5-4 game with a single to left that plated DaMota. KSC pushed the go-ahead run across in the next frame, tying the game when Molly St. Germain scored on a wild pitch.
Against the Nor'Easters, Keene State managed just three hits in a 10-1, five inning loss. KSC took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kayla Votto singled and eventually scored on Galavotti's RBI hit. The Owls let up runs in each of the final four innings, and managed just one hit the rest of the way.
Summer Cavanaugh (1-2) struck out four in a complete game effort for KSC.
Around the Horn
- Galavotti's RBI in both games gave her a team high six so far this season. Kayla Votto and DaMota are right behind with five apiece.
- St. Germain lowered her ERA to 1.95, and already has four complete games this year, two more than in all of 2016.
- The Owls have now won three straight against Bowdoin.
- Keene State continues play in the Sunshine State with games against Susquehanna at 6 p.m. and Marywood (Va.) at 8:30 p.m.