NEW PALTZ, NY — The SUNY New Paltz softball team lost two close games in a doubleheader against conference rival Brockport this afternoon. The Hawks lost the opener 3-1 and fell 4-1 in the second game.
In game one, Lindsay Adamy threw a four-hitter and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases to help lead the Golden Eagles to the win.
The Hawks grabbed an early lead against Adamy when freshman Lauren Motzkin (Woodstock, NY) homered in the second to put SUNY New Paltz in front 1-0. From there, Adamy kept the Hawks off the scoreboard and struck out three to earn her fourth win of the year.
Brockport managed two in the fourth off freshman Michelle Reinke (St. James, NY) to move ahead 2-1. The Golden Eagles capitalized on two SUNY New Paltz errors in the inning and took the lead for good on an RBI single by Maggie Getter.
Brockport took advantage of the Hawks? third error of the game in the top of the sixth to add an insurance run and build a 3-1 lead.
Motzkin was 2-for-3 while junior first baseman Liz McPartlan (Huntington Station, NY) was 2-for-3 with a double.
Reinke gave up three unearned runs in a complete game performance. She struck out three and walked one.
In game two, Brockport (19-13, 11-9) received a strong outing on the mound from Amanda Taylor who went the distance and struck out five in a six-hitter.
The Golden Eagles gave Taylor all the run support she would need in the first two innings with a single run in the first and three more in the second.
McPartlan homered for SUNY New Paltz (17-19, 6-14) and had another 2-for-3 performance at the plate.
Freshman Kelly O’Hea (Huntington Station, NY) was the losing pitcher. She gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in six innings of work.