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Strong Pitching Propels Charleston Southern Past Bonnies Softball

Strong Pitching Propels Charleston Southern Past Bonnies Softball

CHARLESTON, S.C. – An impressive effort in the circle from Charleston Southern's Arizona Pilgrim sent the Buccaneers to their seventh straight win as the host team defeated St. Bonaventure softball, 8-1.

The Buccaneers (11-3) got off to a fast start in the first inning with home runs from Mallory Kasinger and Nina Del Rio. Kasinger drove in two runs with her blast and Del Rio connected with a solo home run as the hosts led, 3-0.

An RBI single from Annie Bakenhus in the second inning extended the Buccaneer lead to 4-0. Charleston Southern added another run with an RBI single from Caitlyn Emberson in the bottom of the fourth, pushing its lead to 5-0.

Three more runs would cross in the fourth inning for the Buccaneers.

In the fifth, the Bonnies (0-5) picked up a leadoff double from senior Hailey Blencowe. Sophomore Mikayla Short then singled up the middle driving in the first run for the Bonnies, but it would be the extent of the scoring.

Senior Josie Borysevicz started the game in the circle for the Bonnies, working 3.2 innings (8 H, 8 ER, 1 K, 5 BB). Freshman Sydney Burke entered in relief in the fourth inning, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit.

The Brown and White are off until Wednesday when they play Charleston Southern in their final game at the Charleston Southern Invitational. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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