Saints softball drops twin bill to Skidmore
Hannah Davis threw two complete games and was 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI to lead Skidmore to a sweep of St. Lawrence, 4-0 and 6-4, in a Liberty League doubleheader in Saratoga on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Armijo went 3-for-4 with a triple in the second game to lead the Saints.The Saints fell to 10-10 overall and 0-6 in Liberty League play; Skidmore improved to 14-14, 3-3.
Skidmore 4, St. Lawrence 0
Davis threw a three-hitter and struck out seven and walked three batters to lead the Thoroughbreds to a win in the first game.
Genesis Delgado hit an RBI double in the first, and Davis added a bases loaded RBI single in a three-run fifth inning to cap the scoring for the Thoroughbreds. Skidmore also scored runs in the fifth when Megan White was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Hannah Paolucci scored on an error.
Elle Gray had a hit and a walk for the Saints; McKailey Lyndaker hit a double and Sklyar Hein had a single.
Caroline Young took the loss for St. Lawrence, allowing four runs (one earned in 4.1 innings with two strikeouts. Gabby Slater came on in relief with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, allowing one inherited runner to score on Davis' RBI single before retiring the next five batters.
Skidmore 6, St. Lawrence 4
Davis gave the Thoroughbreds a 2-0 lead on a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. The Saints scored a run in the third and added another in the fourth, but both times Skidmore responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame to increase its lead.
Gray cut the lead to 2-1 with an RBI single in the third, but Paolucci hit a two run double to push the Thoroughbreds' lead to 4-1.
Armijo drove in a run with a single to left in the fourth, but Delaney Corbet restored the three-run lead with an RBI double down the left field line, and Megan White added an RBI groundout in the bottom half of the frame.
Sofia Adams hit a two-run double down the left field line with one out in the top of the seventh to bring the tying run to the plate, but Davis retired the next two batters to earn her second victory of the day.
Davis, White and Corbet were all 2-for-3 at the plate for Skidmore. Armijo was 3-for-4 with a triple to lead the Saints' offense; Adams was 2-for-3 and Hein was 2-for-4 with a double.
Davis allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks to earn her second win of the afternoon.
Slater took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in the start. Lyndaker threw 5.2 innings in relief, allowing four runs on six hits with one strikeout and one walk for the Saints.