Engineers take six of last eight games

Three doubleheaders in five days may sound like a difficult challenge, but the softball team walked out with five wins and just nine walks over all six games.

The first set of games were away at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with two wins: 2-1 and 6-5. Sophomore right fielder Devan Puhl led the Engineers offense with three hits—two of which were doubles—and two RBIs leading the Engineers to a 2-1 victory.

Junior pitcher Stephanie Caudle, yet playing as a designated hitter for the second game, led the Engineers to a 6-5 victory with four hits in four at bats. She doubled down the right field line in the top of the third to score teammate junior left fielder Morgan Kollmeier; Caudle singled in the seventh to have Kollmeier come into home again.

The Engineers came back to Robison Field in Troy to play the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. Caudle pitched the entire game, facing 28 batters and allowing only six hits and three runs with eight strikeouts, earning a 5-3 win for the team.

In the second game against the Tigers, the Engineers were on fire, starting early in the game with junior third baseman Courtney McArthur homering to left field in the second. The next inning, the Engineers scored five runs with the help of senior first baseman Morgan Ten Eyck singling to right center to have senior catcher Taylor Ten Eyck come in. The Tigers scored only one run later in the sixth, with the final score of the six inning game in favor of the Engineers, 9-1.

This past Sunday, the Engineers faced the University of Rochester Yellowjackets and lost a tough one at 0-8 only having two hits off. The Engineers suffered from three errors in the second, fourth, and seventh innings, specifically with sophomore shortstop Kacie Herity. Of the five Engineers that were able to get on base, Herity was one of them.

Two hours later on Sunday, the Engineers rebounded for the second game against Rochester, winning 6-5. The Engineers scored early on in the game with three runs; one of the notable hits of the first was with sophomore second baseman Victoria Greco scoring Caudle.

The Engineers are 18-6 with Tuesday’s 7-6 win and 3-8 loss at Williams College. The Engineers travel upstate this Saturday to St. Lawrence University for their seventh to last game of the season.