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Softball team defeats Calvin, FDU-Florham
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Softball team defeats Calvin, FDU-Florham

Sophomore Maddy Stavish.

Fredonia won its second and third games of the spring March 16, 4-2 in come-from-behind fashion over Calvin and a 9-5 slugfest over Fairleigh Dickenson-Florham at the Dot Richardson Spring Games.

Against Calvin, Maddy Stavish (Olean, N.Y./Olean) rapped a two-out, two-run single to cap a four-run uprising by the Blue Devils in the last of the fourth inning. The rally also included a lead-off single by Alyssa Morgan (Homer, N.Y./Homer) followed by an RBI double by Cherise Gunnell (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer). Winning pitcher Kelsey Gannett (Endwell, N.Y./Union-Endicott) also drove in a run with a infield grounder and Madeline Medina (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) drew a walk.

Gannett pitched a complete-game six-hitter with 10 strikeouts. She improved to 1-1 this spring.

The Blue Devils (3-5) used the momentum from the Game 1 win to score five runs in the top of the first inning against Fairleigh Dickenson-Florham, then hung on the strength of a 14-hit attack. Jess Lauck (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore West) showed the way by going 4-by-4 game -- two doubles and two singles. Morgan, Gunnell, and Lauren Pixley (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) each had two hits while Maggie Paras (Florida, N.Y./S.S. Seward) collected two RBI.

Megan Degroat (New Windsor, N.Y. / Cornwall) earned the win in relief of Aldyn Carlson (Dunkirk, N.Y./Dunkirk) and Gannett picked up a save. Kate Nicholson (Heuvelton, N.Y./Heuvelton) made a diving catch in foul ground for the defensive gem of the game. Pixley also had a sliding catch in left.

The Blue Devils improved to 3-5 and are off March 18. They return to action 1 p.m. March 19 against Scranton, followed by a 3 p.m. game with Macalester.

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