MONMOUTH SOFTBALL EDGED BY COLGATE THURSDAY, 6-5
Monmouth (3-12) – 5
Colgate (5-10) - 6
CLEARWATER, FL – Using four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Colgate edged the Monmouth University softball team on Thursday afternoon, 6-5. The Hawks took the 4-2 lead in the sixth inning after freshman Amber Wozniak’s two-run home run, but the Raiders regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning to go up 6-4. Monmouth catcher Alex Holzman hit a solo home run with two outs in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 6-5, but the Hawks struck out to end the game and fall to a 3-12 record on the season.
NOTES AND QUOTES
“Today was a tough loss. Our team fought hard and we did a lot of things right. We continue to stay positive and we look forward to putting every aspect of the game together.” - Monmouth head coach Shannon Salsburg
-Colgate took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after a leadoff double.
-The Raiders extended their lead to 2-0 in the second inning on an RBI double.
-Monmouth cut the deficit in half during the fourth inning, as freshman Kayla Rosado doubled to center field after Holzman hit a leadoff single.
-Reyes continued her strong Florida trip by tying the game in the fifth inning on an RBI single to center field. The hit scored Chloe Howerth, who walked with two outs.
-Wozniak’s two-run shot to left field gave Monmouth the 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, scoring Wieczorek.
-Colgate regained the lead in the sixth inning with four runs. The Raiders went up 6-4 after scoring two runs on a double and two runs on a Monmouth error.
-Holzman’s two-out home run to left field gave the Hawks life, but the team eventually fell to Colgate 6-5.
-Holzman had her best game of the season, going 3-for-4 on the day including a home run and two runs.
-Three different Monmouth pitchers saw action, with Amanda Riley going 3.1 innings.
-Wozniak now has two home runs this season, with a third against George Washington that did not count as the game was called for darkness.
-Reyes and Holzman lead the team this season with 14 hits each.
-With another RBI today, Reyes now leads the team with 11 on the season.
The Hawks will play five games in the next three days, including a 1:30 PM matchup with Tennessee at Chattanooga tomorrow followed by a 6:15 contest against Bethune Cookman.