Lady Pioneers Sweep Jamestown
Alfred State scored 35 runs as they improved to 8-0 at home with a softball doubleheader sweep of Jamestown CC, 18-3 & 17-2. The Lady Pioneers are now 10-10 overall and 7-6 in Region III Division III play.
In the opener, ASC scored 10 runs in the 3rd inning to break open a 4-3 contest. Angie Depew (Wellsville) led the way with a 3 for 3, 4 RBI day while Amber Harding (Fillmore) was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Kate Bailey (West Valley) was 2 for 3 with a RBI while Heather Gerace (Avon) Sam Smithgall (Perry), and Stephanie White (Wantagh) each drove in two runs each. The Lady Pioneers collected 13 hits and 11 walks in the contest.
Charise Nankivell (Hornell) allowed two earned runs in four innings of work to earn the win on the hill while Natalie Sylvester (Perry) tossed a scoreless inning.
ASC once again used a big 3rd inning in the nightcap to take control of the contest. Tied 2-2 heading into the 3rd, the Lady Pioneers scored seven runs to gain the lead for good. They added eight more runs in the 4th.
Nankivell finished 4 for 4 with 2 RBI while Depew was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI including a three-run inside the park homer. Kayla Widger (Arkport) had a solid game finishing 2 for 3 with 4 RBI while Gerace collected two hits and a RBI in three at-bats. Nankivell tossed three innings to earn the win while Sylvester struck out four in the final two frames.
The blue & gold return to action on Sunday when they travel to NJCAA Division III defending national champion, Tompkins Cortland CC. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m.