ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Keuka College Softball team lost a pair of games to RIT on Thursday afternoon.
Freshman Jessie Hammers had a combined three hits on the day for Keuka College (3-5). Colleen Mooney threw the complete game in Game 1. The freshman allowed just four hits while striking out three. In Game 2, Janessa Vaadi pitched the complete game and hit a double at the plate to help her cause.
Keuka College 0 at RIT 1 – 8 innings
Game 1 on Thursday afternoon was a pitchers dual. Both pitchers combined to allow just eight hits while striking out a combined nine batters. The Wolves got hits in each of the first two innings but were unable to convert the runs. Starting pitcher Colleen Mooney allowed just one hit in the first five innings. The game would remain scoreless following seven innings and go to extras. The Wolves threatened right away in the eighth, loading the bases with no outs. However Keuka College would strand the runners with three straight strikeouts. In the bottom of the inning, RIT moved their runner to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored the runner on a sacrifice fly to win the first game 1-0.
Lead Wolf: Jessie Hammers set the table for the Wolves at the top of the order. The freshman went a perfect 2-2 at the plate with a pair of sacrifice bunts as well. Hammers also stole a base in the game for Keuka.
Keuka College 0 at RIT 5
The Tigers opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the third. They added two in the fourth and runs in the fifth and sixth against the Wolves. Keuka College was held scoreless and only managed three hits in the game as they lost to RIT 5-0.
Lead Wolf: Janessa Vaadi both pitched and hit for the Wolves. She went he complete game allowing just one earned run. At the plate, Vaadi hit a double for Keuka College, one of the team's three hits in the game.
- Keuka College falls to 7-20 all-time against RIT. The Tigers have won the last three meetings
- Game 1 was the first 1-0 extra inning game in school history
- The loss snapped a three-game extra inning winning streak.
- Pitching into the eighth inning was a new career-high for Mooney
Coming up for Keuka College: Keuka College returns its sights to the North Eastern Athletic Conference this weekend. The Wolves will travel to Penn College on Sunday to face the Wildcats in a doubleheader. Keuka College split both doubleheaders with Penn College last season, but are 6-2 overall against the Wildcats since they joined the NEAC.