Keene State College’s softball team saw its first pitch take place in Virginia on March 5 as a part of the weekend-long Virginia Wesleyan Beach Bash in the first game of a double-header. The Owls first went up against Baruch College. The Owls beat out their opponents in a lopsided 25-0 five-inning shutout.
According to keeneowls.com, KSC built their lead off of fifteen hits and a little help from Baruch, who had six errors. KSC center-fielder Stephanie Long led her team with four hits and a walk, driving in two runs in the process and crossed home plate three times herself. Olivia Indorf hit a grand slam and first-year infielder Courtney Votto went 3-4 in her first collegiate action. Baruch was also unable to strike out a single KSC batter in their loss.
Game two of KSC’s double-header ended with a 9-3 loss to Salem. Salem started the game off with a two-run first inning in which Keene State pitchers gave up thirteen hits. The Owls offense was held to seven. Pitcher Molly St. Germain’s performance landed her two earned runs, one strikeout and one loss. Indorf came in in relief but gave up seven runs in four innings.
The next day, KSC went up against the Randolph-Macon Marlins, who kept the Owls from getting a single hit in a 2-0 loss. The Marlins allowed walks in seven innings. KSC pitcher Olivia Indorf got hit with the loss in the game.
No stats were available for KSC’s five inning 9-0 loss to VA Wesleyan.
The now 1-3 KSC softball team will be back on the field on March 13 against the University of New-England in Winter Garden, Florida.
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