The St. Lawrence University softball team earned a 6-3 non-conference victory over SUNY Canton (10-17) on Wednesday evening in Canton, NY. The Saints move to 12-11 on the season and will travel to Saratoga Springs on Saturday for their final pair of regular-season Liberty League games against Skidmore College.
St. Lawrence pitcher Kyle Plimpton earned the win on the mound as she allowed three runs on four hits while striking out seven to improve to 6-6 on the season.
Offensively, Caroline Kieltyka was 2-for-3 with three RBI's and a run scored, while Chelsea Cavellier was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Natasha Bell and Aisha O'Connor added two hits and a run apiece. Marissa Boyer added an RBI double for the Saints.
SUNY Canton struck first in the first inning as Nicole Mulieri led off with a double and would score on Tina DeLuca's sacrifice fly to center field. St. Lawrence responded in the second when Cavellier singled to left field and was hit home by Kieltyka's RBI single.
St. Lawrence strung together three hits from O'Connor, Bell and Cavellier in the third inning, and O'Connor took advantage of a outfielding miscue to score from third base to put her team up 2-1.
The Saints erupted for four more runs in the sixth inning on four hits. Bell led off with a bunt single and then moved to third base on Cavellier's hit.
Elizabeth McGinley then reached first on a fielder's choice, and after SUNY Canton tried to get Bell in a run down at third, the ‘Roos threw the ball away, allowing Bell to score. Kieltyka followed with a two-run double to right center field to bring home McGinley and Cavellier. Boyer followed with an RBI- double to center field to score Kieltyka and push the Saints ahead 6-1.
The ‘Roos cut into the Saints' lead on a two-run homerun from Hallie Fenti that bounced off the fence in left centerfield, but Plimpton forced SUNY Canton's next batter to ground out to first to end the game.