WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Westfield State softball scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and defeat Keene State College, 7-4 in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader on Monday afternoon.
Keene State took a 3-2 decision in game two.
Keene scored four runs in the fifth to breifly grab the lead as Molly St. Germain doubled home two runs, and Alexis Blanchette's RBI single gave KSC a 4-3 lead.
The Owls grabbed the lead on Bri Tortora's single in the hole to shortstop, and Kaitlynn Prophet followed with a 2-run single to break the game open. Westfield starter Emily Arredondo went the distance to earn her seventh win of the season.
In the night cap, Keene's Blanchette lined a solo home run to center field in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and send Keene home a winner.
Kayla Soucie factored in both scoring plays for the Westfield, scoring the first run on wild pitch in the bottom of the third, then her infield single gave Westfield a 2-1 lead in the fourth.
St. Germain, who had come on in relief in game 1 and took the loss, again came on in game two, earning the win to mover her record to 7-12 on the season. Keene is now 13-21 on the season.
Westfield is now 12-24 on the season. It was announced today that Westfield State will be the #3 seed in this week's MASCAC tournament. The Owls will host a first-round tournament game against #6 Worcester State at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.