Softball Picks Up a Pair of 9-2 Victories

Brittany Vergason (15) sliding into home for Keuka College in Game 1 -- Photo by Ed Webber
Brittany Vergason (15) sliding into home for Keuka College in Game 1 -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Softball team swept a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader against Penn College on Friday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Keuka College (7-7, 4-2 NEAC) took both ends of the doubleheader with the Wildcats by the score of 9-2.

Keuka College 9 vs. Penn College 2 - Game 1

The Wolves were the first to threaten in the game. Keuka College had a pair of runners on in the bottom of second, but left them stranded. Penn College carried that momentum into the top of the third. The Wildcats plated a pair to take a 2-0 lead over the Wolves.

Keuka College responded in the bottom of the inning. Mickenzie Palmer singled down the left field line to score Suzanne Welch. Katelyn Warren tied the game with an RBI groundout as the game went to the fourth with the score locked at 2-2.

The Wolves took the lead in the fourth. Maddie Dupuis led off with a single. Pinch runner Miranda McGloon (stole second and scored on a single by Shannon Johnson. The Green and Gold added runs on RBIs by Jessie Hammers and Brittany Vergason gave Keuka College a 5-2 lead.

Keuka College added two more runs in the fifth and sixth innings as they continued onto the 9-2 victory.

Lead Wolf: Maddie Dupuis was on base all four plate appearances in Game 1. She had a single and three walks for the Wolves. Dupuis also played a solid first base with a career-high 12 putouts.

Keuka College 9 vs. Penn College 2 - Game 2

Once again, Keuka College got on the board in the bottom of the third inning. Alexa Brown and Jessie Hammers singled for Keuka. They both came home on a triple to right centerfield by Brittany Vergason. She scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 Wolves.

Penn College answered right away with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, narrowing the lead to one run at 3-2. The Wolves picked up three runs in the fifth inning and then added three more in the sixth. Shelby Burgess and Hayley Gorges each had RBI hits for Keuka in the sixth inning as the Wolves continued on the 9-2 victory.

Lead Wolf: Mickenzie Palmer led Keuka College with three hits in Game 2 against Penn College.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 12-2 all-time against Penn College
  • The Wolves have won the last seven games against the Wildcats
  • Colleen Mooney threw the complete game for the Wolves in Game 1. It was the 21st win of her career and she moved into eighth on the career innings pitched list at Keuka College with 164 in her two seasons at Keuka College
  • Picking up the win in Game 2 for Keuka was Whitney Tyler. The freshman had her two-game shutout streak snapped, but pitched the complete game and earned her third consecutive victory
  • Brittany Vergason set a new career-high by recording a hit in five straight games
  • Kaitlynn McCarter recorded her first career hit in Game 2

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves remain at home on Sunday, hosting Morrisville State in a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader starting at 12pm. Keuka College is 26-3 all-time against the Mustangs and swept the four-game series last season.