CLERMONT, Fla.--The Keene State College softball team ended its trip to Florida with a pair of wins over Wisconsin schools, defeating Carroll University 4-3 and Lawrence University 12-6 on Saturday afternoon.
- Keene State: 3-7
- Carroll: 2-4
- Lawrence: 2-2
How it Happened - Carroll
The Owls rallied from a 3-1 deficit to push the winning run across in the top of the seventh. Shae Crosby was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI, while Olivia Indorf also drove in two runs and JoEllen Racicot had two hits.
The Pios took a 1-0 lead with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the first, and the score remained that way until the top of the third, when the Owls tied it with two out in the inning. Singles by Mikayla Pacy and Racicot set the table for Crosby, who drove in Pacy with a single to center. Carroll went back in front in the next inning courtesy of a two-run homer by Lexy Kemnitzer, but the Owls tied it again as Racicot reached on a fielder's choice and Crosby doubled to left before Indorf brought them both in with a single to left.
Keene State took their first lead when Kristin Boduch walked to lead off the seventh, and took second, then third on groundouts from Pacy and Racicot. Crosby became the Owls' hero by bringing in Boduch with a double to left.
Issie Pratt (1-1) sealed the win for the Owls by working out of trouble in the bottom half of the inning, after Rosalie Jrolf had doubled and an error put Elaine Anderson on, the freshman ended the game by getting Allysa Demma and Veronica Rodriguez to ground out.
Pratt finished the game by scattering three hits in four innings of relief work. Starter Alexis Blanchette went the first three innings for the Owls.
How it Happened - Lawrence
The Keene State bats came to life, recording season highs in hits (16), runs (12) and RBI (10) in a 12-6 win. Indorf finished game two 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Boduch also had three hits. Cassie Woods, Molly St. Germain, and Pacy all had two hits apiece, with Woods also driving in three runs.
After the Vikings went up 1-0 in the top of the first, Keene State exploded for four runs in the bottom of the inning. Pacy led off with a double to left, taking third on Boduch's bunt single and stealing home to tie the score. Crosby and Indorf had back-to-back RBI singles, and St. Germain drove in another run with a fielder's choice.
Keene State added two more in the second on an RBI groundout by Indorf and a passed ball, and scored four more times in the third, as Woods doubled in a pair of runs and Boduch and Indorf each had a run producing single.
Single runs for Lawrence in the fifth and sixth drew the Vikings within 10-6, but Keene State restored a six run lead on an RBI double by St. Germain and an RBI fielder's choice by Woods.
St. Germain was the star for the Owls in the circle, firing a complete game with seven Ks to improve to 2-3.
Around the Horn
- Pratt earned her first collegiate win, lowering her ERA to 2.50.
- Crosby has more doubles this season (6) than in her previous three years combined (3).
- Boduch, Pacy, and Indorf all extended their hitting streaks to four games. Indorf has also reached base in six straight games.
- The Owls return to New England, and will be on the road this weekend for doubleheaders with Montclair State and Arcadia on March 24 and 25, respectively.