LEESBURG, Fla.--The Keene State College softball team ended its trip to Central Florida with a split on Friday, taking a 10-0, run-rule decision from Bethel College (MN) before falling to Plattsburgh State 6-2.
- Keene State: 6-6
- Bethel: 4-8
- Plattsburgh State: 7-7
How it Happened
Shae Crosby led a 13 hit attack by going 3-for-3 with an RBI and scoring three times against Bethel. Kayla Votto, Alli Canavan, and Mikayla Pacy each added two hits, with Votto and Canavan also driving in two runs. The offense was plenty of support for freshman Gabby Bielak (1-0) who earned her first career win with a complete game four hit shutout.
The Owls got the only run they would need in the third when Crosby led off with a single and scored on Votto's infield hit. KSC broke the game open by scoring six times in the fourth inning. Canavan drove in a pair of runs with a double, and Crosby, JoEllen Racicot, Pacy, and Brittany DaMota all knocked in one run each as the Owls opened up a 7-0 lead.
Racicot had a 2-RBI single to right in the fifth and Votto added another RBI in the same inning to make it 10-0. Bielak kept the Royals at bay, allowing only one runner past second base for the entirety of the game.
Against Plattsburgh State, the Owls were limited to five hits in a 6-2 loss. Keene State took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Votto and Galavotti walked and DaMota singled to load the bases, and Olivia Indorf singled in two runs with a base hit to center.
A KSC error in the bottom of the first allowed the Cardinals to tie the game, and Plattsburgh State went ahead on Haleigh Agans' solo homer to lead off the bottom of the second. Plattsburgh added another run in the second and single runs in the fifth and sixth for a 6-2 lead.
Molly St. Germain (4-3) went the distance in the circle, allowing just two earned runs and supported her own cause with a double.
Around the Horn
- Indorf and Galavotti both kept their on-base streaks alive at six games each.
- The fourth and fifth innings continue to be the strongest for KSC, as the Owls have outscored opponents 27-13 in those two frames.
- Canavan's two hits against Bethel raised her batting average to .278.
- The Owls are scheduled to begin Little East Conference play with a home doubleheader against the University of Southern Maine on April 1 at 1 p.m.