Softball Splits Pair of Pitching Duels With Cortland

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior pitcher Taylor Moore tossed a five-hit shutout in game one but the Knights had to settle for a split against State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Cortland on Saturday. 

GAME ONE - Geneseo 1, Cortland 0

  • Moore twirled seven scoreless innings, scattering five hits and allowing just one walk while recording four strikeouts as the Red Dragons struggled to find an offense.
  • In the second inning senior catcher Taylor Fedor and Moore roped back-to-back singles. Two batters later, junior infielder Brooke Wolff drove home a run with an RBI single through the right side, providing the game's only run. 
  • The Knights allowed just one runner in scoring position all game as Cortland left six on base. 

GAME TWO - Cortland 2, Geneseo 0 (8 innings)

  • Junior pitcher Ashlyn Kersch worked to stump the Cortland offense, scattering seven hits and striking out three. She tossed seven scoreless innings, but received no run support as the game went into extra innings.
  • In the eighth, Cortland senior infielder Hannah Feldman ripped a two-run home run to left-center. 
  • Senior outfielder Danni Napoli got aboard in the bottom of the eighth with a base hit through the left side, but the Red Dragons recorded the final out to close out any chance at a Geneseo comeback.

QUICK FACTS

  • Moore recorded her second shutout of the season and the 11th of her career, moving her into fourth in Geneseo program history. Her 34 wins rank seventh all-time while her .694 winning percentage (34-15) ranks fourth in Knights' lore.
  • Kersch recorded a pair of doubles in game one, batting 2-for-3, while Napoli went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk in game two.
  • With 159 career hits, Napoli now ranks tied for fifth in Geneseo history, while senior outfielder Alyssa Persich ranks third (173).

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo travels to face RIT on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.