QUEENSBURY — The Clinton Community College softball team’s opening-day doubleheader didn’t go according to plan.
Adirondack Community College drubbed the Cougars 16-0 and 19-0 for a two-game sweep at Adirondack Sports Complex Tuesday.
It was the first time Clinton had played on a turf surface.
“Definitely different, especially for our girls to play on turf for the first time,” first-year coach Brandon Siskavich said. “In the first game, we fell in a 12-0 hole after two innings. To be honest, we have a solid-hitting team. I’m surprised we didn’t start off the way we wanted to.
“At one point, we had two people on base but ended up getting our third out without advancing anybody. When ACC got up to bat, their first batter was hit by pitch, and it went all downhill from there.”
Samantha Hubinsky, a South Glens Falls graduate, tossed a one-hitter in the five-inning game.
Shannon Bombard accounted for the Cougars’ only hit.
In the second game, Clinton’s first-game jitters disappeared, but the Timberwolves’ hot bats did not.
Adirondack belted 17 hits in the 19-run shutout.
“Very happy to see we played better in the second game,” Siskavich said. “We played less innings, but the first-game jitters were out. We went into the second game a little more confident as a whole.
“Errors killed us, though. It cost us seven runs.”
Bombard slugged the team’s lone extra-base hit of the day, a double. Emma Jabaut and Shelby Williams each reached first base on singles.
Up next, the Cougars are slated to travel to Finger Lakes Community College at noon Sunday.
Adirondack 16, Clinton 0 (5)
Clinton 000 00 — 0 1 3
Adirondack 661 3x — 16 9 1
Baughn, Evens (3) and Bombard. Hubinsky and Ondrzyko. WP- Hubinsky. LP- Baughn. 2B- Houk (ACC) 2, McDonough (ACC). 3B- Hubinsky (ACC).
Adirondack 19, Clinton 0 (3)
Clinton 000 — 0 3 5
Adirondack (10)54 — 19 17 1
Evens and Bombard. Hubinsky and Baker. WP- Hubinsky. LP- Evens. 2B- Bombard (CCC), Maines (ACC), Hubinsky (ACC) 2. 3B- Hubinsky (ACC). HR- McDonough (ACC).