Knights Fall to Thomas More, Defeat Dickinson To Stay Alive at NCAA Regional

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The SUNY Geneseo softball team fell to host Thomas More, 2-0, in their first game of the day, but defeated Dickinson (Pa.), 6-2, to stave off elimination and advance to the NCAA Regional final. 

GAME ONE - Thomas More 2, Geneseo 0 

  • Senior pitcher Taylor Moore battled through five scoreless innings, but allowed a leadoff single and a two run home run in the sixth as Thomas More took a 2-0 lead. 
  • Senior outfielder Alyssa Persich, junior infielder Abbey Whitney and senior infielder Kylie Papagelos each singled while senior outfielder Danni Napoli ripped a double, the Knights' only extra-base hit of the game. 
  • Senior pitcher Jasmine Petrishin entered in the sixth inning and retired all three batters she faced.

GAME TWO - Geneseo 6, Dickinson 2

  • Geneseo took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Petrishin drove in Persich on a hard ground ball through the right side. 
  • In the third inning, junior pitcher Ashlyn Kersch led off with a solo home run. Persich drove in a pair of runs an Petrishin singled home a run to make it 5-0. First-year infielder Taylor Riccardi added an RBI to put the Knights ahead 6-0.
  • Dickinson battled back for two runs in the fourth inning, but Petrishin and Kersch combined to shut down the Red Devils' bats. 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Knights tied a season-high with three stolen bases against Dickinson as Petrishin, junior infielder Hannah Elmer and senior catcher Taylor Fedor each stole a bag. 
  • Persich and Petrishin each finished with a pair of RBI against the Red Devils, while Elmer finished with two runs scored.
  • Geneseo improves to 6-4 all-time in NCAA Regional games, and advances to the NCAA Regional Final for the second-consecutive season. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Knights face host Thomas More on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. and with a win would force an if-necessary game immediately following the first.