Rochester claims two from Fredonia in non-conference softball action

Fredonia’s mid-season skid reached seven straight losses after dropping a pair of non-conference softball games Tuesday to University of Rochester, 6-0 and 11-3.

The Blue Devils (11-17) managed just two hits off Eleni Wechsler in the opener — singles by Khee Nance (Dunkirk) and Katelyn Dennis. Freshman right-hander Sam Seegar took the loss. Two of the six runs she allowed were unearned.

After a scoreless top of the first by Rochester, Fredonia took its first lead since a 2-1 walk-off win before the start of the current losing streak. A single by Dennis scored Lauren Pixley, who had reached on an error. The unearned run came off Rochester starting pitcher Sam Malecki.

Fredonia’s rare lead was short-lived. The Yellow Jackets (14-10) scored three in the second and five more in the fourth off losing pitcher Katie Yudin.

When the Blue Devils mounted a rally in the last of the third, Malecki was replaced by Elizabeth Bourne, who picked up the win in relief.

Dennis had three hits, Pixley two, and Erin Mushtare a two-run triple for the Blue Devils, who return to SUNYAC competition Friday when Geneseo visits Blue Devil Field. The conference doubleheader is scheduled for a 3 o’clock start.