LEESBURG, Fla.--The Keene State College softball team used its offense to good effect on Wednesday, totalling 22 runs and 27 hits and taking a 7-1 win over Susquehanna (Pa.) University and a 15-13 comeback win over Marywood (Va.) University.
- Keene State: 5-5
- Susquehanna: 6-3
- Marywood: 0-4
How It Happened
Molly St. Germain (4-2) came on for 2.2 innings of relief work and added three hits and four RBI at the plate in the win over Marywood. Jenny Galavotti homered and drove in three runs, while Brittany DaMota knocked in two. JoEllen Racicot had three hits and Aliza Guerrero, Olivia Indorf, and DaMota each had two.
The Owls trailed 3-2 after two innings, and gave up five runs in the bottom of the third as the Pacers sent 10 batters to the plate, drawing five walks in the inning. Keene State tied the game with six runs in the top of the fourth, as Mikayla Pacy scored on an error and Racicot and Guerrero reached base to set the table for DaMota, who singled in Racicot.
Another Marywood error brought DaMota around, and St. Germain tied the game with a 2-RBI double. Marywood regained the lead with a single run in the fourth that made it 9-8, but the Owls tied the game again on DaMota's RBI groundout in the top of the fifth.
Marywood scored four more times in the fifth to take a 13-8 lead, but Keene State chipped away, getting a single run in the sixth on St. Germain's RBI single to center, then scoring five times in the seventh to take the lead for good. Galavotti doubleld in a pair of runs, and Indorf added an RBI double of her own to tie the score. St. Germain singled in pinch runner Kristin Boduch for the go-ahead run, and Julie Elwell gave KSC some insurance with an RBI single.
St. Germain shutdown any hope of a Marywood comeback, striking out the final two batters to end the game.
Galavotti and St. Germain's hot hitting were carryovers from the day's earlier game against Susquehanna, where Galavotti had three hits and St. Germain drove in three more runs. St. Germain also tossed another complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out seven.
The Owls took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Galavotti, and made it 2-0 on Indorf's RBI double to center. The River Hawks got on the board in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, but would not record a hit the rest of the way, getting only one runner past first base.
St. Germain cleared the bases with a double in the bottom of the fifth that made it 5-1, and KSC tacked on two more in the sixth as Kristin Boduch and Racicot came around.
Around the Horn
- The 15 runs are the most in a game for Keene State since the Owls scored 15 against FDU-Florham in a 15-4 win on March 14, 2012.
- DaMota had her team leading third game with at least two RBI.
- DaMota and Galavotti are tied the team lead with three multi-hit games each.
- Keene State's Florida trip concludes with games against Bethel College (Minn.) and Plattsburgh State, at 3:30 pm and 6 p.m., respectively.