Brockport Drops 2nd in split, still tied with Fredonia in SUNYAC West Standings
Updated: May 3, 2021
doubleheaderMadison Evarts (center) tries to scoop a ball hit into the outfield during Sunday's games (Photo by Brockport Athletics via Flickr.
Brockport Softball split their doubleheader against Fredonia on Sunday afternoon. Brockport pulled out a win in the first game 4-1 and dropped the second game 14-11 in a controversial fashion. Brockport remains at .500 with a 7-7 record as they have not been able to sweep a series.
The first game was full of action as Fredonia scored first in the second inning. Annie Dipirro started the scoring with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the third.
The fourth inning brought more scoring for the Golden Eagles. Amanda Blakely and Maddie Evarts scored. Evarts and Blakely both had RBIs in the inning.
Catherine Johnson threw her second complete game in as many days as she gave up one run with 6 strikeouts and one walk. Blakely had a day at the plate going 3-3 with one run scored and a stolen base.
Megan Van Dorn started the second game on the mound for Brockport. She would give up two runs in the second, three in the third, and four in the fourth. Before Macy Kane came in, in relief of Van Dorn.
Down 8-1 starting the fourth and went on a 3 runs rally. Emma DeJesus, Emily Willis-Nersinger, Annie DiPirro, and Kacie Hubbard all went 3-5 at the plate. The fifth followed with another rally with five runs this time.
Fredonia would add two more runs in the top of the sixth and Brockport responded to tie the game 11-11 heading to the bottom of the 7th.
With the bases loaded in the 7th, two out Maddie Evart came to the plate to win the game. Evarts hit a long fly ball down the 3rd baseline. The ball landed within inches of the line. The entire dugout saw it as a fair ball. However, the home plate umpire called it foul. Evarts is quoted after the game "I hit the ball and watch it fly, probably should not have but I did. Then I saw it fall fair." Evarts popped out on the next pitch to end the inning sending it to extra innings.
Fredonia would out up three runs in the top of the 8th inning going ahead of Brockport 14-11. Brockport would go down in order in the 8th to end the game,
Brockport will have their final regular-season series of the year on Wednesday as they host a doubleheader against Geneseo at a 3 pm and 5 pm start.
Game 2 will be live on 89.1 The Point.