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Cary, Scanlon hurl gems as AU softball team sweeps Wells

HORNELL, NY – The Alfred University softball team swept visiting Wells College in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Hornell High School. Sophomore Chelsey Cary (Corfu, NY/Pembroke) hurled a no-hitter in the first game, a 9-0 AU win, and freshman Sarah Scanlon (Mishawaka, IN/Mishawaka) followed that up with a perfect game in a 15-0 Saxon victory.

In the first game, stopped after five innings, Cary improved to 12-1 on the year by striking out nine and walking two to record her second no-hitter and fifth shutout of the season. Scanlon was dominating in the nightcap, which was stopped after four innings. She set down all 12 batters she faced, striking out eight to move to 2-1 on the year. With the doubleheader sweep, AU improves to 20-2 on the season.

Both AU hurlers got plenty of help from their offense. In the opener, junior third baseman Jesika LeBarron (Campbell, NY/Corning West) and junior shortstop Samantha Rollins (Hornell, NY/Hornell) hit back-to-back homeruns in the second inning, when Alfred scored eight runs. LeBarron finished with two hits in three at bats with a run and three RBIs.

Sophomore leftfielder Madison Snyder (Medford, NY/Patchogue-Medford) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and one driven in; junior rightfielder Jordan Siefer (Sylvania, OH/Sylvania Southview) scored two runs; junior second baseman Karen Folts (Penn Yan, NY/Penn Yan) hit a triple and scored a run; and sophomore designated hitter Ashley Passaro (Long Beach, NY/Long Beach) slapped a run-scoring double and scored once.

Alyson Mann took the loss for Wells (2-14), allowing eight earned runs on nine hits while striking out four and walking three.

In the second game, freshman shortstop Nicole Hedrick (Albany, NY/Catholic Central) went 2-for-2 with a three-run homerun and two runs scored, while Scanlon helped herself by going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Sophomore centerfielder Brittany Loucks (Addison, NY/Addison) and Folts each hit doubles, scored twice and drove in a run, while Rollins hit a two-run double in her only at-bat.

Pitcher Beth Cereo allowed 15 runs, only eighth of them earned, to take the loss in the second game. She allowed 13 hits and a walk and struck out one.

Alfred, 4-2 in Empire 8 play, has two key conference doubleheaders this weekend: Saturday (April 18) at home against RIT, beginning at 1 p.m. at Hornell High School; and at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 19) at St. John Fisher.