Softball sees mixed results as season concludes

(Courtesy of Union Athletics)

The Union Women’s Softball team has been playing frequently over the past two weeks. Since April 7, the Dutchwomen have played 13 games against seven teams. Of the 13 games, the ladies won five and lost seven.

On April 7, the Dutchwomen hosted Sage in a non-league contest at Alexander Field.

The girls came out on top, defeating Sage 7-6 in an eight-inning game. Joanna Chalifoux ’16 clinched the win for the Dutchwomen, driving in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The team was set to host Plattsburgh State on April 8, but the game was cancelled.

The following weekend, the Dutchwomen traveled to Rochester, NY to take on the University of Rochester and RIT.

First, the Dutchwomen were swept by Rochester. The team played two games against the talented Rochester squad and both contests were cut short due to the mercy rule.

Next, the team took on RIT who they defeated twice. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Dutchwomen won 3-0 and in the second game the ladies came out on top winning 1-0 in a game that went to eight innings.

In the game against RIT, Alyson Staats ’15 pitched fifteen innings without a single score.

Staats, Courtney Casey ’18 and Dani Hennel ’16 all had runs for the Dutchwomen in Rochester.

Next, the Dutchwomen head to Cobleskill, NY to take on SUNY Cobleskill.

The team was narrowly defeated twice, losing 8-7 in a nine-inning game and then losing 5-3.

Following this loss, the Dutchwomen hosted Clarkson, splitting a doubleheader with them. The ladies lost their first game 5-4, but then came back to win their second game 6-0.

Camille Corbin ’15 had five RBI’s for the Dutchwomen.

Then, the team hosted another northern rival, the St. Lawrence Saints.

The team, again, split its doubleheader, winning the first game 5-1, then dropping the second 3-2.

Corbin performed especially well, hitting a three-run homerun in the first game. Next, the Dutchwomen took on SUNY Cortland and were swept by the Red Dragons.

The team’s overall record currently stands at 9-16 while their conference record is 4-4.

The Dutchwomen will play four more games to wrap up their season.

Games are scheduled against SUNY Oneonta, Utica, RPI and Skidmore.


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