The Oswego State softball team is in action on Saturday afternoon, facing off with the SUNY Fredonia Blue Devils in a doubleheader from Laker Softball Field.
Having battled the weather, the Lakers (3-7, 1-3) enter their home opener on the heels of two losses, in a doubleheader against the SUNY Geneseo Knights on April 3.
The first loss saw junior Lisa O’Callaghan suffer her third defeat of the year, as the team allowed eight runs in the final two innings, despite leading after their first frame.
The second loss of the day saw the Lakers leading once again, as O’Callaghan led the Lakers to a 3-1 lead, before being outscored 10-0 in the final two innings.
The Blue Devils (9-8, 6-0) enter the afternoon winners of six straight games, one win over the .500 mark after dropping five straight games to begin the season. The Blue Devils took both games of a doubleheader against the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals last weekend in Fredonia.
SUNY Fredonia has built its win streak in no small part to senior pitcher Kelsey Gannett, who leads the team with a 2.93 ERA in 43.0 innings pitched. Junior infielder Alyssa Morgan has been a catalyst on the offensive side, slugging to a .407 batting average while netting the most at bats on the team.
The Lakers and Blue Devils split the season series 1-1 last season. Oswego State has not lost to SUNY Fredonia at home since the 2011 season
The action commences at 2 p.m., with game two scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.