Softball Clipped 7-1, 15-4 in Five at Cobleskill

julia florence runs the bases

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Southern Vermont College dropped a pair of non-conference softball contests Tuesday afternoon at Fighting Tiger Park as the Mountaineers were downed 7-1 before falling 15-4 in five innings to SUNY Cobleskill.

SVC (1-19) now looks ahead to its Thursday non-conference twin bill at Union College which is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.

GAME 1: Cobleskill 7 – Southern Vermont 1
The hosts put up five runs in the bottom of the second in game one for a separation the Mountaineers would be unable to cut down on.

SVC senior catcher Nicole Matthews (Pittstown, N.Y.) went 1-3 with an RBI while classmate and right-handed pitcher Shea Wilson (Mesa, Ariz.) was 1-3 with a run scored.

Wilson struck out three Fighting Tigers in the loss (0-10).

Three-straight RBI singles helped Cobleskill go up 5-0 in the home half of the second, and the hosts added a lone score in the fifth.

With two down and Wilson on first in the top of the sixth, Matthews raked a double for her teammate to round the bases and touch home. That would be it for the Mountaineers, however, as the Fighting Tigers added one more in the bottom of the box before keeping SVC from scoring in the seventh.

GAME 2: Cobleskill 15 – Southern Vermont 4 (5 inn.)
A crooked nine in the second proved to be all that Cobleskill needed to take the sweep. Southern Vermont got on the board with one run in both the third and fourth frames before adding another pair in the fifth, but it wouldn't be enough to keep the game going as six runs in the third by the Fighting Tigers made the deficit too large to overcome.

SVC freshman third baseman Mackenzie Rumrill (Randolph, Vt.) went 2-3 with a run batted in while sophomore shortstop Sarah Billow (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) was 1-3 with an RBI.

Southern Vermont freshman lefty Kelsey Fisher (Rollinsford, N.H.) was tagged with the loss (0-2) after going the first 1.2 innings from the circle. Wilson moved to the rubber in the second inning and struck out three more in her second appearance of the day.

Seven run-scoring base hits made way for Cobleskill to go on top 9-0 in the bottom of the second before Wilson scored in the third on a wild pitch. The Fighting Tigers then notched six more in the home half of the third to stake a sizable advantage.

With a runner on first in the fourth, Billow tagged an RBI double for the second Mountaineer run to cross the dish. Rumrill notched a run-scoring double of her own in the fifth, and Matthews then came in from third on a wild pitch. Cobleskill would retire three-straight batters, however, to keep the difference in double digits and turn it into the final score.