Alfred takes two from Pitt-Bradford softball

Samijo Scheer's three-run home run in the eighth inning against Pitt-Bradford Tuesday lifted Alfred to a sweep of the Panther softball team.

Her blast produced a 6-3 win in game two and followed up a 13-5 win in the opener. It was the Panthers' final tune-up before the AMCC tournament, which starts Friday.

Alfred roughed up Emily Fair in game one. She allowed 10 runs, six earned, on 12 hits over five innings. She walked three and struck out one.

Pitt-Bradford ripped off five runs with two outs in the fifth to avoid losing on the run-rule.  Jamie Winzeler had a two-run double, Alyssa Cunnigham followed with a run-scoring single, and Meagan Lewis uncorked a two-run shot to left field to cap the inning. It was her first career home run.

Alfred responded by plating three in the sixth off reliever Krista Jacobs to complete the run-rule victory.

The Saxons rallied in game two before Scheer delivered the decisive hit.

Amber Fox scored on a dropped fly by in the third to push the Panthers ahead 1-0, and Ang Comilla's RBI single in the fourth stretched the advantage to 2-0. Alfred drew even in the sixth with a pair of two-out RBI hits, and went 3-2 in the seventh with another two-out knock.

The Saxons committed two errors in the bottom of the seventh, the last allowing Jamie Winzeler to score from second to tie the game. After an intentional walk, Comilla grounded into an inning-ending double play.

An error and base hit allowed the first two Saxon batters to reach in the eighth, and Scheer drilled an 0-2 pitch from Jenifer Anthony to centerfield for the game-winning hit.

Anthony suffered the loss despite pitching well enough to earn the win. She was perfect through the first three innings and worked out of a no out, bases loaded jam in the fourth. She yield 11 hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter.

The Panthers managed only six hits and went 1-10 with runners in scoring position.

Pitt-Bradford, which has lost four straight, falls to 18-14 on the season and will face Penn State Behrend in the first round of the conference tournament.