The Alfred State College softball team opened up the 2009 season with a wild contest versus WNYAC foe Genesee CC in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Lady Pioneers fell behind 6-2 early and couldn't rally all the way back and fell 10-9.
After two innings, GCC led 6-2. ASC chipped away and had the tying run on base in the 7th inning but couldn't push it across.
Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) led ASC with a 2 for 5 day. She also scored three runs. Kelly Eagan (Royalton Hartland) was 1 for 2 with 3 RBI, Jessica Herbst (Naples) was 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Holly Fitzpatrick (Hornell) was 1 for 2 with three walks.
The Lady Pioneers will begin their official snowbird softball schedule on Monday with a doubleheader. ASC takes on Rochester (MN) CTC at 9:30 a.m. and Dutchess CC at 11:30 a.m. Alfred State is scheduled to play doubleheaders for the next four days.