Lady Pioneers Sweep Elmira JV

The Alfred State College softball team opened up the home portion of their schedule with a doubleheader sweep, 8-0 and 14-6, over Elmira College JV.  The Pioneers improve to 4-6 on the season as they head into Region III Division III play this weekend.

In the opener, Kate Bailey (West Valley) led the Pioneers 12-hit attack with a 2 for 3, 3 RBI performance.  Angie Depew (Wellsville) and Amber Harding (Fillmore) were each 2 for 3 with a RBI while Sam Smithgall (Perry) finished 2 for 3.  Charise Nankivell (Hornell) allowed just one hit in four innings of work to earn the victory while Natalie Sylvester (Perry) tossed a scoreless inning.

In the nightcap, Depew hit for the cycle to lead the offensive attack.  She finished the game 4 for 5 with 5 RBI.  She had a RBI double in the 1st, a three-run homer in the 2nd, a triple in the 3rd, and a single in the 6th.  She also scored four runs.

Harding finished 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Bailey was 3 for 5 with three runs scored, and Nankivell was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI.  Sylvester earned the win on the mound for the blue & gold.

Alfred State returns to action on Saturday when they host Onondaga CC for a Region III Division III doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.