Women’s softball won four games last week against Medaille College and Keuka College. Out of the four home games, three were shutouts, and only two runs were scored against UR. The Yellowjackets defeated Medaille College with a final score of 8-0 for the first game and 10-0 for the second. Both games ended prematurely, after the fifth innings, due to UR’s strong lead. During the opening 3 p.m. game, five runs were scored in the second inning and three more in the third inning. UR dominated with 11 hits, two walks, five stolen bases and six RBIs. Sophomore Laura Rubinchuk had a strong game with two runs and two runners batted in, as did freshman Allison Rossi with one run and two RBIs. Freshman Nicole Dibello reached home plate twice, and freshman Becks Ryszkiewicz, senior Sara Dial and freshman Rachel Askin each had one run. Ryszkiewicz and Askin also managed one RBI each. UR took an even quicker lead in the night game, with three runs scored in the first inning and seven scored in the second. Medaille was allowed six hits in this game but couldn’t produce any runs. Out of the ten scored by UR, Robertson and Ryszkiewicz had two, while Rossi, senior Tracy Simon, Dial, Dibello, sophomore Jennifer Moshier and sophomore Bridget Baran had one run apiece. RBIs were taken by Rossi, Ryszkiewicz, Dial, Dibello, Moshier and Baran. UR pitcher freshman Kristina Long took the win for the first game and Moshier took the win for the second game. Against Keuka College, the Yellowjackets performed just as well as they did in the previous games, with final scores of 10-2 and 17-0. In the first game Keuka took the lead in the first inning 2-1, but were unable to bring in any more runs in subsequent innings. UR scored four runs in the fourth inning, two runs in the sixth and three final runs in the seventh. Of the ten runs scored, three are attributed Rossi, two to Baran and the remaining five to Robertson, Simon, Dibello, Ryszkiewicz and freshman Anna Pollock. Dial and Simon had two RBI’s and Roberston, Rossi, and Ryszkiewicz each had one RBI. On the mound, Long only gave up two hits in the first inning but held strong after that. The Yellowjackets pushed for another strong lead in the second game with a two runs in the first inning and an impressive 13 more second. This game also ended early due to the wide goal difference, but not before UR scored two more runs in the third and fifth innings. Mistakes by Keuka College, including six walks, six wild pitches and four errors helped to push the Yellowjackets ahead in the night game. Moshier only allowed one hit to earn the win.UR softball left these games with a record of 9-11.McLean can be reached at email@example.com.
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