CLERMONT, Fla. – The Plattsburgh State softball team fell to a pair of WIAC schools in nonconference action Friday morning.
Wisconsin-Whitewater took advantage of a couple of errors on its way to a 7-3 victory, and then Wisconsin-Stout blanked the Cardinals 5-0.
Plattsburgh (2-8) wraps up its spring break trip today with games against regional foes Amherst and RIT.
A pair of costly Plattsburgh errors helped Wisconsin-Whitewater rack up four unearned runs to earn the win in their first 2014 action.
The Warhawks wrestled the early lead away from Plattsburgh in the bottom of the second when they put four runs on the board. Sam Capobianco committed an error early in the inning, and a sacrifice fly, an RBI single and a pair of bases-loaded walks issued by Plattsburgh starter Sam Moss all wound up going as unearned runs.
The Cardinals cut their deficit in half when Kristine Gay drew a bases-loaded walk of her own that scored Natasha Schultz in the top of the third. It remained a 4-2 game until the Warhawks added an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth before finishing off their scoring with two RBI singles in the sixth.
The Cardinals got one back when Brianna Clarke doubled to left field and scored Brittany Marshall.
Moss pitched the complete game, allowing nine hits and four walks. Bekka Houda picked up the win with a complete-game effort of her own, fanning eight batters and giving up seven hits.
In the second contest, Kristin Fisher matched zeroes with Wisconsin-Stout’s Tori Workman through four innings, but the Blue Devils got to the Plattsburgh native in the top of the fifth.
Fisher allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases, and then what appeared to be a sure out was instead misplayed, allowing a pair of Blue Devils to score. Wisconsin-Stout added two more runs in the frame by way of RBI singles from Taylor Workman and Hannah Sweet.