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Fighting Tiger Softball 1-2 in Virginia Beach Blast

Written By Editor on 3/6/17 | 3/6/17

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s softball team opened the 2017 season by winning one-of-four contests at the 2017 Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College over the weekend at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach, Va.
The Fighting Tigers dropped their tournament opener on Friday afternoon to the Bears of Saint Joseph’s College of Brooklyn by an 11-0 margin managing only one hit in the contest which came off the bat of freshman center fielder Quesha Sells, Cobleskill, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
In Friday’s second contest, the Orange and Black defeated the Gators of Notre Dame College of Maryland by a score of 13-5. Freshman pitcher Brianna Murphy, Yonkers, N.Y., Yonkers Montessori, went the distance for Cobleskill to record her first collegiate victory as the Fighting Tiger bats provided a cushion for the rookie hurler.
On Saturday morning the Fighting Tigers could not hold an early 1-0 lead losing to the Chargers from fellow North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) member Lancaster Bible College by a 3-1 score. Cobleskill left the tying runs on base in the seventh inning after allowing the go-ahead  runs in the top of  the fourth inning to Lancaster.
Freshman second baseman Brianna Becker, Euless, Texas, Trinity High School, led the team’s offense going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double and a stolen base from the lead-off spot.
In the in the tournament’s final game the Fighting Tigers raced out to a 6-2 lead after two innings but could not hold off  the Bearcats of Baruch College eventually losing by a 9-7 margin. Once again Cobleskill relinquished the lead late and left runners in scoring position with the tying runs in their final at-bat.
Freshman right fielder Georgiana Crisci, Newburgh, N.Y., Valley Central   High School, was 1-for-3 in the game including a second inning three-run homer while Quesha Sells was 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and a RBI.   
Quesha Sells was the team’s leading hitter at the tournament batting .429 for the weekend going 6-for-14 overall at the plate with three runs scored and two RBIs.
Cobleskill will next be in action when they host NEAC rival SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday March 29th for a league doubleheader at Fighting Tiger ark beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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