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March 21, 2014

Season-high 15 runs power Cards past Allegheny in softball

CLERMONT, Fla. — The Plattsburgh State softball team rebounded from an 8-0 loss to Utica in its first game Thursday by pounding Allegheny College 15-6.

Plattsburgh (2-6) will take on Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wisconsin-Stout this morning.

Before the Cardinals were able to get their offense firing on all cylinders, they were shut out by the Pioneers. Plattsburgh could barely touch Utica starter Erica Colucci, who gave up just three hits in five innings.

The Pioneers tagged Cardinals’ starter Sam Moss with four early runs. The biggest swing of the game came from Chelsea Monroe, who launched a three-run home run in the top of the second to make it 4-0

Utica scored one in the third and added a trio of runs in the fifth off of Morgan Anderson.

Moss took the loss for the Cardinals as she worked two innings and gave up four runs on as many hits. She walked one and struck out three.

Nicole Chiarello, Samantha Tenney and Courtney Hilligas each registered a hit for the Plattsburgh.

The Cardinals broke out the big bats in their second game of the day, striking for more runs in their five-inning victory than in their previous seven game put together.

In order to earn the win, however, Plattsburgh had to come back from an early 3-1 deficit. After Sam Capobianco drove in a run in the first inning, Allegheny responded with three runs in the bottom half.

Kayla Rabideau started the Cardinals’ comeback by poking an RBI single through the left side of the infield in the second to plate Natasha Schultz. Another pair of runs came cross due to an error and some heads-up base running by Brittany Marshall.

Schultz doubled in two runs in the third, but then the Gators tied it at 6-6.

A six-run fourth inning put the Cardinals ahead for good. Capobianco, Kerry McCarty, Rabideau and Marshall each picked up an RBI in the frame and a bases-loaded error brought home the other two Plattsburgh runs.

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