Lady Pioneers Drop Pair of Heartbreakers

The Alfred State College softball team saw leads in the 7th inning slip away in both halves of a WNYAC doubleheader with Erie CC.  The Lady Kats earned 8-7 (eight innings) and 6-4 victories.

In the opener, ECC jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Lady Pioneers scored seven in the 5th to take the lead.  The Kats evened the game up with a run in the 7th and won the game with a run in the 8th.

Katie Marlowe (Franklin Academy) was 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI while Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) was 2 for 3 with a double.  Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) allowed just two earned runs while striking out eight on the mound.

In the nightcap, ASC led 4-1 heading into the 6th but Erie scored twice in the 6th and three times in the 7th to rally for the victory. 

Theleman was 3 for 3 in the game while McCarthy was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Jessica Herbst (Naples) was the hard luck loser on the mound.  She allowed just one earned run in seven innings.  She walked five and struck out four.

Alfred State falls to 12-17 overall and 9-8 in Region III Division III play.  The Lady Pioneers host Tompkins Cortland CC on Sunday for another RIII DIII doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.