JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton-Montgomery Community College softball team combined for 34 hits at home in route to two wins against SUNY Adirondack on Friday.
FMCC won the first game 11-2 in 5 innings and came from behind to win the second game, 20-13.
In the first game, the Timberwolves scored two runs in the first inning, but the Raiders answered with four of their own. Emily Towne started with a single and Abby Boyer scored her on a fielder’s choice. Megan Patterson, Amber Richardson-Iannotti, and Rebecca Shepard all followed with singles. Ashley Garcia knocked the runners in with a double, making the score 4-2.
Katie Hauser settled in for FMCC in the circle not allowing another run to cross the plate for Adirondack. She allowed eight hits and just one walk and was victorious on the mound.
FMCC scored two more runs in the second inning when Towne and Hauser singled and Boyer scored Towne on a sac fly. Patterson scored Hauser on an RBI single to set the score at 6-2.
The Lady Raiders scored five more runs in the third inning as Sabriana Franck got things started with an RBI double. The top of the order in Towne, Hauser, Boyer, and Patterson manufactured four more runs and went on to win, 11-2.
In Game 2, the Timberwolves bats came alive and they scored eight runs over two innings to take an 8-0 lead.
FMCC would go to work in the third inning and chip away in the batter’s box. The Lady Raiders scored six runs in the third inning. Towne started the rally with a single and Hauser followed with a hit of her own. Patterson hit another single to score both Towne and Hauser and Shepard scored two more on a double.
Adirondack crossed the plate in the fifth and three more times in the sixth inning.
FMCC got some much needed insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Amber Richardson-Iannotti put the game away with a three-run blast over the left field fence. Rebecca Pike had a double and scored as well as Franck and Garcia.
In the seventh inning, the Raiders scored four more runs to combine for 20 hits in the game and crossed the plate 20 times. FMCC came out on top 20-13 to complete a sweep of Adirondack.