Skidmore softball splits doubleheader: The Skidmore Softball team won the first game but lost the second in a doubleheader against Sage

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SARATOGA SPRINGS -The Skidmore College softball team split Wednesday's doubleheader against Sage, winning the first game 5-0 but falling in the second 16-2.

In the first game, Sam Crose '12 pitched eight strikeouts, enough to prevent Sage from scoring. On offense, a pair of errors and fielder's choice loaded the bases in the second inning. Katie Amo '15 drove in one run on a sacrifice fly  and Carol Brown '14 batted in two more runs on a single.

A sacrifice fly from Julia Martin '15 and a stolen base from Julia Schwartz '13 in the sixth finalized Skidmore's score at 5.

Unfortunately, Skidmore could not retain the spectacular offense and defense they demonstrated in the first game.  Sage got an early lead on a two-run homerun. Skidmore was able to answer back in the second as Martin '15 batted in a run with a double. In the third Abby Shea '15 scored on an error and tied it up.

Sage took the lead for good in the fourth on a three-RBI double and added two more in the fifth to take a 8-2 lead. In the top of the seventh, Sage, on two homeruns, picked up another 8 runs to garner a 16-2 win and the split.

Skidmore's record is now 11-11 and the team returns Saturday for another home doubleheader, and the first of Liberty League play, against rival Union. The first game starts at 1 p.m. and the second at 2:30 p.m.

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