BINGHAMTON, NY. -- The Lady Lakers lost a pair of road games to conference foe Broome CC on Sunday by the scores of 9-5 and 9-1. The losses drop Finger Lakes CC's record to 2-10 (0-3 MSAC).
The Lady Hornets drew the first runs of the game by establishing themselves a 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the first inning. Despite being outhit 12-11 in the opener, Broome would go on to cross the plate six more times before winning 9-5.
Finger Lakes, in game one, received one hit or more from seven of its players. Leading the way with a 3 for 3 effort (in addition to registering one run scored) for the Lady Lakers with her bat was centerfielder Cassidy Smyers. Samantha German, Kelly Kier, and Tamara Robertson each followed Smyers with two hits and one run scored apiece for Finger Lakes.
German and Robertson each added one RBI apiece to go along with their two-hit showings. Chipping in with one hit apiece in the opener for the Lady Lakers were Elaina Evinsky, Courtney Edger, and Katie Plummer. Edger, in addition to her hit, scored one of the Lady Lakers five runs.
Pitching six innings on the mound for Finger Lakes was Evinsky. Facing 33 batters during her time on the hill, the freshman struck out four Lady Hornets while allowing a pair of walks.
Broome's Laura Knight paced the hosts with a perfect 4 for 4 performance from the dish. Her four hits came with 4 RBI's attached to them.
In the nightcap, the Lady Lakers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Their run was answered to by the Lady Hornets in the bottom half of the inning. Broome would find the scoreboard in the first to tie the game at one. After knotting the contest at one, the Lady Hornets would go on to score eight more unanswered runs before claiming a 9-1 victory.
In game two, the Lady Lakers would muster up just four hits while Broome would once again package together 11 hits. German would supply the team with two hits yet again. Adding one hit apiece for Finger Lakes were Plummer and Mertens. The loan Lady Laker run was recorded by Mertens.
In the pitching department, Mertens struck out four while allowing two walks and three earned runs over five innings worth of work.
McKenzie Mar led Broome in the batting column with a 3 for 3 effort.
The Lady Lakers will return to the field tomorrow for an afternoon doubleheader with Genesee CC. Game one will get underway at 3 pm.