Turner's First Collegiate Win Sends UAlbany 2-0 in Madeira Beach on Day Two
The University at Albany Softball Team finished day two of the Madeira Beach Spring Invitational with another 2-0 record. The Great Danes are now 4-0 overall for the season.
Freshmen, Bailey Turner got her first collegiate win in the circle today pitching all seven innings. Turner allowed four hits total, and only one hit in the first five innings. She struck out five batters and walked one.
“We got a great pitching performance out of Bailey for her first college win. She kept the Detroit hitters off balance for seven innings and finished out the game strong. We gave up a run late to let them tie the game but we answered right back in the bottom of the 7th to win the game,” said Cannatta
UAlbany started the bottom of the first inning trailing the Titans by one. The Great Danes quickly answered with a double from Aliyah Wade. Snow helped advance Wade to third, and finally Donna Conrad’s RBI sent Wade home.
In the third inning, Snow led off the Great Danes doubling to center field. Conrad advanced snow to third base with a single, and the Danes then took the lead with a Chelsea Henige RBI (2-1).
In the top of the 7th Detroit prepared to go into extra innings tying the game 2-2. The Titans had two back to back singles with a sacrifice fly into left field scoring Freshman, Elizabeth Yager.
UAlbany started the bottom of the inning off strong with an Aliyah Wade bunt single to third base. Snow was up next who walked leaving two runners on base. Next, Conrad laid down a sacrifice bunt on the third base line, moving over Wade into scoring position. With only one out, Henige’s hit sent Wade home making the final score 3-2.
The Brown Bears took the lead in the first inning 1-0 with a few Great Dane mistakes. Adding to their lead in the third inning, Christina Andrews homered making the score 2-0.
In the bottom of the third, the Great Danes had a massive inning scoring eight runs batting around the lineup with hits from Wade (2), Snow, Petzold, and Kelly Barkevich.
In combination with Great Dane errors, Brown looked for revenge in the fourth adding two runs to the score (8-4).
More errors compiled in the fifth inning by the Great Danes, but they did not allow another run.
In the bottom of the fifth inning the Great Danes took another offensive stride adding in five runs for a final score of 13-4.
McKenzie Bump singled into the middle to start the inning. Forcing an error, Wade advanced to third base sending Bump home. Snow was then hit by a pitch and Courtney Courtade stepped in to pinch run for Snow, who then stole second on the next pitch. Donna Conrad was then walked by Brown’s pitcher. Bases loaded, Henige singled to left field with a two run RBI. Petzold then sent Henige and Conrad home with a single up the middle.
“We were pretty sloppy at times during this second game. It's a lesson that a young team needs to learn about staying focused. We hit the ball really well which gave us a big enough cushion to weather some of the mistakes we made. Overall, another good day here to build on,” said Cannata.
UAlbany will close out the EMU Spring Invitational tomorrow with two games:
Harvard at 9:00 a.m. and Loyola at 11:30 a.m.