Charlotte Takes Doubleheader From Bonas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The St. Bonaventure softball team (14-16, 4-6 Atlantic 10) dropped both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, as Charlotte (22-19, 6-6) picked up key victories at the D.L. Phillips Complex.
The 49ers, sitting two games behind SBU in the conference standings coming in, earned a 5-4 victory on a walk-off single in the 10th inning of the first game, before completing the sweep with a 5-0 whitewash in the finale.
Brooke Frey was 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, as the Bonnies pushed three runs across in their half of the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. The 49ers capitalized on two Bona errors in the bottom half to pull closer, before Brianna Gwaltney's lead off home run in the seventh tied the game.
The Bonnies avoided a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the eighth, but Charlotte eventually took the win with Samantha Slade's single up the middle plating the winning run with one out in the tenth.
Sophomore Katie Watkins spun a complete-game two hitter in the finale to power the 49ers to a 5-0 win.
SBU returns to action on Tuesday to host Canisius for a non-conference doubleheader.