Softball splits doubleheader

The Oswego State Softball team played two completely different games against visiting Utica College on Wednesday, earning a doubleheader split at Laker Field.

In game one, the Pioneers jumped out to an early lead, en route to a 10-0 victory. With two outs in the top of the first inning, Hannah Barton hit a two-run homerun putting the Lakers in an early 2-0 deficit.

The Lakers registered only one hit all game, which came in the bottom of the third. Head coach Chyrisse Conte said that her players just couldn’t get hits and Utica "put the bat on the ball better."

The Lakers’ freshman pitcher Sarah Thayer kept her team in the game into the fourth inning where the Pioneers earned another two runs to make it 4-0.

The Lakers couldn’t seem to touch Utica pitcher Madison Dinsmore, who shut out the team 10-0 in five innings.

"Some games you just have it and others you just don’t," Conte said.

Oswego State seemed to be back on their game in game two, winning 5-2.

The game was scoreless through the top of the third but the Lakers opened the scoring in the bottom of the third, tallying three runs off extra-base hits.

Freshman Marie Steding looked solid for Oswego State and pitched a solid game, allowing one earned run over seven innings. "Strike zones change from game to game as well as other things," Conte said.

The Lakers look for their first SUNYAC win of the season when they travel to SUNY Fredonia on Friday, April 16.