The Keene State College softball team honored their three seniors before a 7-3 and then a 10-4 overall win against Rhode Island College (RIC) during a doubleheader on April 21.
The softball team played at home for the first time all season, all the while celebrating Senior Day. The KSC softball team combined for 17 runs and 24 hits as the Owls swept a conference doubleheader from RIC.
The three seniors were Brittany DaMota, Shae Crosby and Olivia Indorf.
This game also marked the latest in a season that KSC had their first home games since 2007, when the Owls did not play at the Owl Athletic Complex until April 24. KSC has now swept RIC in each of the last five seasons.
Before the first game, KSC honored Kristin Boduch (a KSC junior), DaMota, Crosby and Indorf for their contributions to the program.
In both games, The Owls found an early lead, which ultimately helped them keep up their overall momentum during both games.
The Owls overall took away a double victory while celebrating their seniors, which made for a successful evening. In the first game KSC scored early and continued to make runs. Junior Molly St. Germain pitched all seven innings and helped the Owls earned the win.
The KSC softball team got multiple-hit efforts from four different players in the beginning of the game, with junior Kristin Boduch going three-for-five with a double, RBI and three runs scored. First-year Cassie Woods doubled twice and drove in two. Indorf and DaMota each went two-for-four, with Indorf adding two RBIs to her stats. KSC had the bats going right away in the bottom of the first, as Boduch led off with a single and Crosby followed with a double to the right center field gap.
The Owls continued to make plays, but in the fifth inning had a five-run response, which sealed their victory.
In the second game, the Owls once again came out strong, earning an early lead. Sophomore JoEllen Racicot and Indorf each went two-for-two while driving in two runs. St. Germain also had a multiple-hit effort and scored twice. Lauren Rousseau, Alexis Blanchette and Woods each drove in a run.
The Owls were ahead in the first inning again, earning two runs early.
Boduch worked a leadoff walk and advanced to third on two groundouts before scoring on Indorf’s infield single.
Rousseau then followed with a double to left that scored Indorf for a 2-0 lead. RIC made a few runs, but the Owls followed that up with a run in the bottom half of that inning and two in both the fourth and fifth innings to pull away runs.
The Owls continued to find success on the field, leading them to their second victory of the day.
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