Kissimmee, Fl - The Bethany College softball team competed in the Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida Wednesday afternoon. The Bison were swept by Mt. St. Mary and Geneseo.
Game One Overview
Bethany fell to Mt. St. Mary (NY), 7-6 (8 Innings)
The Bison struck first in the top of the second. Kathleen Fuchs walked scoring Jennifer Oberthur. Moments later Erica Amoroso walked, scoring Gabby Capaldi. Kayla Dinsmore doubled scoring Amoroso and Fuchs. A Tyra Bell ground out to the pitcher scored Emily Folk and Kaitlyn Mills reached on an error scoring Dinsmore. The Bison led the Knights, 6-1 after two innings. The Knights climbed back scoring in the fourth, 6-2, and scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to knot the ballgame at 6-6. The Bison struggled to get a run across in the seventh inning taking the game to extra innings. In the eighth, with international tiebreaker rules, each team started with a runner at second. Bethany was unable to score the runner from second. In the bottom half of the inning, the Knights plated the runner that started at second, giving them the walk off win.
Game One Leaders
• Erica Amoroso (L, 0-1) (3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)
• Gabby Capaldi (4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)
• Kayla Dinsmore (2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB)
• Tyra Bell (1-4, 1 RBI)
• Jennifer Oberthur (1-4, 1 R)
• Erica Amoroso ( 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB)
• Kathleen Fuchs (1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB)
Game Two Overview
Bethany fell to Geneseo 14-0 (5 Innings)
The Bison struggles continued in game two. The Knights plated 14 runs in five innings.
Game Two Leaders
• Lauren Maichle (2-3)
• Jennifer Oberthur (2-2)
• Gabby Capaldi (1-2)
• Erica Amoroso ( L, 0-2) (2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 HR)
• Gabby Capaldi (2.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 3 BB)
• Fran Capaldi (0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER)
Bethany – 0-4
Mt. St. Mary – 1-8
Geneseo – 6-2
The Bethany College Bison return to action Friday, March 22 against Buffalo State and Hope. First pitch scheduled for 9:30 am.