Wolves Take Down Wildcats in Softball

Jessie Hammers (2) had five hits for the Wolves on Monday
Jessie Hammers (2) had five hits for the Wolves on Monday

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Keuka College Softball team won their sixth straight as the Wolves swept Penn College 6-2 and 4-2 on Monday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Jessie Hammers led Keuka College (19-9, 17-1 NEAC) with five hits on the day. The freshman added two stolen bases and two runs scored on the afternoon. Alysha Bachman finished the day with a combined three hits for Keuka.

Keuka College 6 at Penn College 2

The Wolves struck first on Monday as Jessie Hammers led off with a single and stole second. After moving to third, she scored on a sacrifice fly by Samantha Blum for the 1-0 lead. Keuka added to the lead with an RBI single by Alexa Brown and followed that with a third run on a Wildcat error. After Keuka College extended their lead to 5-0, Penn College got two runs back in the bottom of the sixth. However Keuka added an insurance run in the seventh as the Wolves went onto the 6-2 victory.

Lead Wolf: Alexa Brown had a two-hit game for the Wolves and accounted for three runs. The freshman scored two and drove in a third. Brown was also one of five Wolves to steal a base against Penn College in the first game.

Keuka College 4 at Penn College 2

Keuka College scored first again in the second game of the doubleheader. It took until the third inning for the Wolves to break through. With Alysha Bachman on first, Shannon Johnson doubled to center and Bachman scored on an error on the play. Johnson later scored on a bunt by Brittany Vergason. Penn got one back two innings later in the fifth, but the Wolves got that run back on a Johnson RBI single in the top of the sixth. Keuka got an insurance run in the seventh, and although the Wildcats scored one in the bottom of the seventh, Keuka shut the door with the tying run at the plate for the 4-2 victory.

Lead Wolf: Leadoff hitter Jessie Hammers led Keuka College with three hits in the nightcap. Hammers tied her career-high with three hits. The freshman finished with two singles and a double for the Wolves.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 8-2 against Penn College
  • The Wolves are now 17-1 in conference play this season. It is the third most North Eastern Athletic Conference wins in school history
  • Colleen Mooney earned her 11th win of the season in Game 1. She is tied for the conference lead in wins
  • Jessie Hammers continues her strong freshman season. Hammers leads the North Eastern Athletic Conference in on-base percentage, she is second in batting average, and ranks third in stolen bases

Coming up for Keuka College: The two teams will meet back up with each other on Wednesday in Keuka Park. The Wolves will host the Wildcats at 3pm at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.