The UR softball team traveled to SUNY Brockport on March 30 to win both the afternoon and evening games, but lost both games to St. John Fisher on April 2 at the Graduate Living Center Field. By the third inning of the first game, UR had a 3-0 lead. It seemed as if Brockport was starting catch to up by the end of the fifth inning, scoring two runs, but they were unable to improve upon their score in following innings. UR scored one run in the fifth inning and two additional runs in the sixth inning to finalize the win 6-2. Freshman Christina Long was the winning pitcher in the first game.Senior Tracy Simon and senior Sara Dial had strong performances at bat. Simon had three hits and two runs, while Dial had two runs and a home run. Freshman Allison Rossi and senior Becks Ryszkiewicz also contributed to the win with one run each.In the second game against Brockport, UR was again able to take an early lead with a 5-1 score by the end of the third inning. Two runs in the fourth inning and one in the fifth brought the score to 8-1. Brockport brought in two runs in each of the last two innings to total five runs but were unable to match UR’s eight. Sophomore Jennifer Moshier pitched the first six innings of the second game and took the win. Moschier struck six batters out of the game. Freshman Samantha Carr pitched the seventh inning. Rossi led the team with two runs and freshman Jena Robertson, Simon, Ryszkiewicz, Carr, Dial and sophomore Bridget Baran followed with one run each. However, UR did not have as much success against St. John Fisher, losing both games with final scores of 1-3 and 1-5.Neither team was able to score during the first four innings, but then St. John Fisher took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. UR’s lone run was scored in the bottom of the seventh. UR had five hits in the first game but was only able to bring in one run, produced by Dial. Long held strong at the mound in the first four innings, and only allowed one hit and two walks. By the fifth inning, Long had given up four hits and three walks. Moshier finished the last two innings, allowing three hits.UR did not fare as well in the second game, as the team was only able to produce three hits and one run, versus seven hits and five runs for St. John Fisher. The game was stopped short at the end of the fifth inning due to inclement weather conditions.Moshier pitched the second game, striking out two batters while allowing seven hits and five walks.UR’s current record is 5-11. Keller can be reached at rkeller@campustimes.org.



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