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April 26, 2013

Cobleskill softball sets program record for wins

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SUNY Cobleskill set a single-season program record for softball victories Thursday with a doubleheader sweep of North Eastern Athletic Conference rival Morrisville State, 5-3 and 4-2.

Julia Lull started a fifth-inning rally for the Fighting Tigers (15-15, 9-7) in the first game by reaching on an error and stealing second base. Lull advanced to third on a single by Mattea Bagley, who took second on a throw to the plate.

Melissa Spears followed with an RBI single that tied the score at 3 and put runners at the corners. Spears took second on a fielder’s choice before Erin Wadsworth put Cobleskill ahead to stay with a two-run single to center field.

Winning pitcher Brianne Gray held the Mustangs (5-17, 5-11) scoreless over the final four innings, retiring 11 consecutive hitters at one point. Gray allowed two earned runs in seven innings, striking out five and walking two.

Bagley finished 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI for Cobleskill, which received two hits apiece from Spears (two RBIs) and Madeline DeMilio.

Tiffany Burks homered, tripled and drove in two runs for Morrisville.

Cobleskill opened the second game with three runs in the first inning.

Lull doubled home DeMilio, who had walked and advance to third on a pair of passed balls. Kelsey DeZalia then singled Lull to third and advanced to second on a throw to the plate. Lull later scored on a wild pitch that also moved DeZalia to third. After a walk to Wadsworth, Kayla Shea singled in DeZalia for a 3-0 lead.

Wadsworth gave up one earned run in seven innings, striking out 13 and walking five for the pitching victory.

DeMilio finished 2-for-3 with two runs for the Fighting Tigers, who host Keuka on Saturday.

MEN’S TENNISO-State 9, Hartwick 0

Michael Kennelly’s 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Peter Dumas at first singles led Oneonta State to a non-conference rout of host Hartwick College.

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