UR’s softball team defeated St. Lawrence in both games of a doubleheader Monday, April 14 at Southside Field.

The Yellowjackets won the first game 2–0. Riley Laygo (first-year, RF) and Jenna Gorecki (junior, DP) drove in the game’s only runs. 

Gorecki opened the scoring in the first inning by doubling down the left field line, scoring Laygo from third. Laygo singled in her first at-bat and promptly stole second before a ground out from Loren Castilloux (senior, LF) moved her over to third. 

Laygo scored Hunter Gilbreath (senior, C), also from third base, in the second inning with a single to center field. Gilbreath reached base after being struck with a pitch, then advanced to third base after a throwing error from St. Lawrence’s pitcher, first-year Izzy Melanson. 

Sophomore Molly Broccolo pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only five hits and no walks. On the other side, Melanson pitched six innings and gave up six hits, one walk, and two runs, only one of them earned.

UR again shut out St. Lawrence in the second game, winning 3–0. 

Hannah Keiper (graduate student, 1B) drew a walk on a wild pitch, which scored Castilloux in the first. 

UR would not score again until the fifth inning when Castilloux singled and scored Molly Mason (junior, SS). Mason led off the inning with a single and stole second base, from which she scored. 

UR scored their final run in the sixth inning when junior Lauren Keys (P) singled to center field and scored Katelyn Wade (first-year, PR). Wade stole second base after pinch running for Keiper, who singled to left. 

Keys pitched six scoreless innings, surrendering only two hits while striking out six batters before first-year Maithili Shah pinch-ran for her after her single in the sixth. Sophomore Maddie White pitched a perfect seventh inning in relief to pick up the save

Junior Sofia Berryhill pitched six innings for St. Lawrence, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and two walks. She struck out two. 

On Friday, UR swept a doubleheader at Skidmore, winning the first game 6–0 and the second 5–3. 

UR did all their damage in the first game in the first inning, starting with Bailey Nicholoff’s (junior, CF) RBI walk that scored Riley Laygo. Next, Molly Mason ripped an RBI triple down the right field line, scoring Nicholoff, Hannah Keiper, and Jenna Gorecki.

Next, Julianna Lyons (first-year, 3B) doubled to right and scored Mason. Finally, Savannah Nowak (junior, 2B) singled to right field, scoring Lyons.

Skidmore starter, first-year Hailey Clarke, pitched all seven innings, giving up 10 hits, three walks, and six earned runs. Her UR counterpart, Molly Broccolo, pitched a seven-inning shutout, giving up only two hits and no walks.

In the second half of the doubleheader, Katelyn Wade singled up the middle in the second inning, scoring Nicholoff. 

Skidmore struck back in the bottom half of the second when Grace O’Connell (senior, CF) also singled to center, scoring freshman Mallory Allan (P/2B).

The Yellowjackets scored three more in the fourth when Jensen Sminchak (sophomore, CF) singled, scoring Adriyana Rodriguez (senior, PR). Next, Laygo reached first on an error, which scored Wade. Finally, a sacrifice fly to center field from Gorecki scored Sminchak.

In the bottom of the fourth, Bernie Berner (senior, RF/C) singled to third base and scored Cortney Somsky (first-year, PR/LF). 

Berner singled again in the sixth, scoring Elle Harrison (sophomore, DP). 

In the top of the seventh, Mason hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Nicholoff. 

Lauren Keys pitched 5.1 innings and gave up 10 hits, two walks, and two earned runs. She struck out six batters. Broccolo picked up the save in 1.2 innings of work, allowing no baserunners. 

First-year Mallory Allen pitched 4.0 innings for Skidmore, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, and one walk. First-year Natalie Mayne pitched 3.0 innings, giving up six hits, no walks, and no earned runs.

UR played another doubleheader against RPI, which they split. UR lost the first game 2–4 and won the second 6–4.

UR scored their two runs in the third when Laygo doubled, scoring Rodriguez, and Keiper single, scoring Laygo. 

RPI rallied in the fifth, when Emma Newberry (first-year, PH) hit into a fielder’s choice at second, scoring Sydney Speanburg (sophomore, LF). Next, Alex Ledger (senior, LF/DP) scored Newberry and Erin Askins (graduate student, 1B) with a single. 

In the sixth, Speanburg reached on an error, which scored Addison Shaffer (first-year, PR). 

Broccolo pitched six innings and gave up eight hits, three earned runs, and no walks. She struck out four. Graduate student Brooke Sroczinski pitched seven innings, surrendering five hits, two earned runs, and two walks, while striking out eight. 

In the second game, UR opened the scoring in the third when Keiper doubled to center, scoring Laygo. Next, Nicholoff hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Gorecki. Keys then hit a single, scoring Keiper. 

In the fourth, Laygo reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Sminchak. Next, Gorecki singled, scoring Nowak. 

In the sixth, UR scored their last runs as Gorecki singled again, scoring Sminchak.

RPI got on the board in the bottom of the sixth with a grand slam from Ledger; it scored Askins, Callista Adorno (sophomore, RF/DP), and Evann McDowell (sophomore, 2B). 

Keys pitched 5.0 innings, giving up six hits, four earned runs, one hit by pitch, and one walk. White pitched 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out three. 

For RPI, graduate student Alexis Cooke pitched 3.0 innings, giving up seven hits, three earned runs, and one walk. First-year Ava Markert pitched 4.0 innings and gave up three hits, one unearned run, and struck out three. 

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