March 19, 2013

Cards divide softball doubleheader


---- — CLERMONT, Fla. — The Plattsburgh State softball Cardinals divided a pair of one-run decisions Monday to bring their record to 4-2 in Florida.

Plattsburgh 1,Western New England 0

Ashley Marshall dominated in the circle for the Cardinals, tossing seven scoreless innings in the win against Western New England University. She allowed just two outs while racking up 14 strikeouts.

The Cardinals scored the lone run of the game in the seventh thanks to a bit of small ball. Samantha Tenney drew a walk before a sacrifice bunt by Kerry McCarty moved put Tenney in scoring position. A long fly ball to right field by Megan Price allowed Tenney to advance to third before coming home on an RBI single to left by Brittany Marshall.

Plymouth State 3,Plattsburgh 2

Kristin Fisher got the start for the Cardinals, allowing three runs on five hits through three innings of work. The sophomore pitcher recorded three strikeouts in her first appearance.

Ashley Marshall went the rest of the way in the circle, holding Plymouth State to just one hit while striking out five.

Plattsburgh State got on the board in the second inning when back-to-back singles by Samantha Tenney and Kerry McCarty put a runner in scoring position. Megan Price drew a walk to load the back before Plymouth State walked Brittany Marshall to bring in the Cardinals’ first run of the afternoon.

The Cardinals scored again in the sixth on an RBI single by Megan Price, but that was as close as Plattsburgh State would get in its second loss of the season.

Plattsburgh State is off Tuesday before resuming play on Wednesday with games against Trinity College and UMass-Boston.