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SOFTBALL DROPS TWO GAMES TO COLUMBIA FRIDAY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: March 24, 2017
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Monmouth (6-15) – 1

Columbia (6-13) – 9

 

Monmouth (6-16) – 1

Columbia (7-13) - 5

 

NEW YORK, NY – Despite home runs in each game from junior catcher Alex Holzman, the Monmouth University softball team was defeated in two contests at Columbia this afternoon, 9-1 and 5-1. Holzman scored the only runs of the day for the Hawks, launching her team-leading third home run of the season in game one and her fourth in game two. Monmouth falls to 6-16 on the season, and will have two days off before playing five games in three days starting Monday.

 

NOTES AND QUOTES

“I was disappointed in our approach today. I thought Columbia came out ready to play and we did not. We must find a way to play tougher as we head into the MAAC season next week.” - Monmouth head coach Shannon Salsburg

-In game one, Columbia got on the board first after a wild pitch. Riley got out of the jam with a runner on second and one out, striking out the next two batters.

-The Lions extended their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning, as a two-out RBI double scored the leadoff walk.

-A five-run fourth inning for Columbia propelled it to a 7-0 lead. After an RBI single through the left side, the Lions hit a 2-RBI single and a 2-RBI double on consecutive plays.

-Monmouth got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning, as catcher Alex Holzman launched a solo home run to right center, making it 7-1.

-Columbia ended game one in the bottom of the sixth inning, tacking on two runs from an error and RBI single.

-Columbia quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead in game two, scoring on a Monmouth error. The Lions added two more runs in both the second and fifth innings with a 2-RBI double and a two-run home run.

-Holzman’s second homer of the day came in the top of the fourth inning as she blasted another solo shot, this time to left field to lead off the inning.

 

NUMBERS CRUNCH

-Columbia outhit the Hawks 8-4 in game one, and the Hawks took the six to five advantage in hits in game two despite the loss.

-Monmouth made three total errors on the day, while Columbia had no errors.

-Holzman went 2-for-6 on the day, including the two home runs, two runs, and two RBI.

-Katie Baron was the only other Hawk with two hits on the day, as she went 2-for-4.

-Amanda Riley struck out six batters on the day, including five in the first game.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks will take on Stony Brook Monday in a rescheduled double-header. Game one is scheduled for 2:00 PM. Monmouth’s first home game will come on March 29, as the Hawks welcome Saint Joseph’s at 3:30 PM.

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