Softball Earns Two One-Run Victories over Oneonta

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior pitcher Taylor Moore and sophomore pitcher Ashlyn Kersch combined to allow just one run over 14 innings and seniors Tori Fahie and Claire VanNewkirk each contributed with game-winning RBI hits as the Knights took a pair of one-run games from State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Oneonta, 1-0 and 2-1. 

GAME ONE

  • Moore tossed a complete-game four-hitter, recorded four strikeouts and didn't allow a walk to earn her sixth victory of the season. 
  • In bottom of the second inning, VanNewkirk reached on an Oneonta error to open the frame. Three batters later, Fahie slapped an RBI single through the right side to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. 
  • From there, Moore shut down the Red Dragon bats, retiring the final eight batters she faced to hold on for the win. 

GAME TWO

  • Kersch picked up where Moore left off in game one, scattering seven hits, recording four strikeouts and letting up just one earned run. 
  • After four scoreless innings, junior outfielder Alyssa Persich laced a triple to the left-center gap and came around to score on an errant relay throw to put Geneseo ahead, 1-0. 
  • Oneonta responded with a run in the top of sixth to tie the game and held the Knights scoreless until the final frame.
  • In the seventh, junior Taylor Fedor led off the inning with a single to right-center. Two batters later, VanNewkirk cracked a double to the left-field fence, scoring Fedor all the way from first to give the Knights a walk-off win. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Moore has yet to allow a run at home in two starts this season. In 14.0 innings pitched at Raschi Field, she has allowed just seven hits. Moore's complete-game shutout in game one reduced her season ERA to 2.00, and dropped her career ERA to 2.37, good for fifth-lowest in program history. 
  • The Knights earned their third walk-off win of the season, improving to 4-1 in one-run games on the year.
  • Geneseo held Oneonta to its fewest runs scored in a conference doubleheader since April 20, 2013 when the Red Dragons scored just one run combined in a pair of conference games at Cortland. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo will host conference rival Buffalo State on Friday, April 13, beginning at 3:00 p.m.