The Wells College softball team picked up its first win of the young season with a doubleheader split against SUNY Canton on Sunday, March 24 at the Wells Turf Field. SUNY Canton rallied for a 5-4 victory in the opening game, and Wells overcame an early four-run deficit to win 8-5 in the second game.
Wells is 1-3 in its first four games of the year and will host doubleheaders Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 beginning at 5 p.m.
SUNY CANTON 5, WELLS 4
Wells took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Tori Miller singled in Carley Ryan with the first run of the game. Naomi Kubo followed with a single to right that brought in Jessica Conover. Then, Miller scored on an infield throwing error.
The lead held up into the top of the seventh inning when SUNY Canton scored three times. The first three batters of the inning reached on walks, and a bases-clearing double later in the inning gave Canton its first lead of the game. The Roos scored five runs on one hit in the inning.
Wells scored once in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn't deliver the tying run.
Naomi Kubo was the starting pitcher and carried a no-hitter into the top of the fifth. She had two strikeouts and allowed three hits. At the plate, she had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
WELLS 8, SUNY CANTON 5
Canton rallied for five runs in the top of the second on seven hits.
An insurance run came in the sixth on an RBI ground out by Monnat that scored Ellie Schwoebel, who started the inning with a double.
Jessica Conover picked up the complete-game victory in the circle. She had three strikeouts.