Softball Celebrates Senior Day with Sweep of Conference Foe Potsdam

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior pitcher Taylor Moore tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout in game one and fellow senior Jasmine Petrishin provided the game-winning two-run single in game two as the Knights completed a sweep of State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Potsdam, defeating the Bears, 12-0, in game one and earning a 6-4 victory in game two. 

GAME ONE - Geneseo 12, Potsdam 0 

  • Geneseo took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when senior outfielder Danni Napoli drove home fellow senior Alyssa Persich with a sacrifice fly. 
  • In the third, the Knights began the inning with 12-straight batters reaching base, including 10 hits, as Geneseo piled on 11 runs in the inning. Napoli capped the inning with a two-run home run, the 21st of her career, to increase the lead to 12-0. 
  • Moore retired the first 10 batters she faced before Potsdam flipped a single into left-center field, breaking up her perfect game. She retired each of the last five batters faced and finished the game with five strikeouts for her 12th career shutout. 

GAME TWO - Geneseo 6, Potsdam 4

  • The Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Napoli drove in Persich with an RBI triple and came in to score when junior Hannah Elmer grounded out to the right side. 
  • Potsdam scored a run in the top of the second but Geneseo responded when senior infielder Kylie Papagelos drove an RBI double down the left-field line, making it 3-1. 
  • The Bears tied the score with a two-run home run in the third and took the lead, 4-3, with a run in the fifth. 
  • In the bottom of the fifth inning, senior catcher Taylor Fedor drove in a run with a game-tying bases loaded single and Petrishin came through with a two-run single, giving Geneseo a 6-4 lead. 
  • Junior pitcher Ashlyn Kersch earned her 11th win of the season as she closed out the game in the seventh.

QUICK FACTS

  • Geneseo sits tied atop the SUNYAC standings with a 13-3 mark in conference play, but Cortland currently owns the tiebreaker between the two teams. Geneseo needs one win against Plattsburgh on Sunday and one Cortland loss to Oswego on Monday to earn the top seed and host the conference tournament.
  • Moore moves into fourth in program history with 12 career shutouts, and earned her 36th career win. 
  • In four years, the Knights have posted a 46-9 mark in games played at home.

WHAT'S NEXT? 

The Knights will host Plattsburgh for a doubleheader in the regular season finale on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.