Fredonia State's bid to make the SUNYAC Tournament will come down to the outcome of games today at Ludwig Field and in Oneonta.
The Blue Devils (7-9 SUNYAC, 16-12 overall) will qualify if they win either of two games today against No. 6 Cortland, or if Brockport wins either one of two games at Oneonta. Both doubleheaders are scheduled to start at noon.
Cortland (13-3 SUNYAC, 29-8 overall) defeated the Blue Devils, 14-3, while Oneonta topped Brockport, 7-2, in games played Friday. The loss eliminated Brockport, yet not Oneonta, which could claim the No. 4 seed from the Blue Devils on the final day of conference play.
The top four teams will play next weekend at top-seed Cortland, which banged out 16 hits in its win Friday at Ludwig Field. Tim Panetta led the attack with three hits, including a two-run homer. Fredonia State's Sean Larson (Angola) took the loss and dropped to 2-3,
Kyle Barkley (9-3) allowed one run on six hits in six innings of work for Cortland. The Blue Devils finished with 10 hits off Barkley and two relievers. Ian Gallagher (Pittsford) was 3 for 4, including a two-run double in the last of the eighth inning. Conner Lorenzo and Jake Nowak each had two hits.
Fredonia State's Kyle Morse pitched one scoreless inning of relief.
Devils erupt in Game 2 to earn split with Potsdam
POTSDAM - Fredonia State bounced back from a 5-3 loss to Potsdam in the first game of a doubleheader for a 13-4 win in the second game in SUNYAC softball.
Madeline Medina went 4 for 4 with two doubles to lead a 16-hit attack. Anne Wasik (Fredonia) went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Tina Schwartzmeyer, Jamie Atkins, Cherise Gunnell and Katie Bartkowiak (Fredonia) had two hits each. Schwartzmeyer had a double and three runs scored, Atkins two RBIs and two runs scored, and Bartkowiak three RBI and two runs scored.
Raela Wiley-Delp was the beneficiary of the output. She pitched all five innings - the game was called as a result of the mercy rule - to improve to 4-7. She struck out five.
Danielle Shelp was the losing pitcher in the first game. Offensively, Alyssa Morgan had a two-run single during the Blue Devils' three-run sixth inning. Atkins went 2 for 2 and was 4 for 5 in the doubleheader.
The Blue Devils ended the day 9-22 overall and 4-12 in the SUNYAC. They close out their season Saturday with a SUNYAC doubleheader at Plattsburgh.