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Hampton, Norfolk State Get Past @BonniesSoftball

Hampton, Norfolk State Get Past @BonniesSoftball

The St. Bonaventure University softball team (0-4) fell in the final two games of its Virginia trip Monday afternoon. The Bonnies suffered a heartbreaking 8-7 loss against Hampton University. In their second game, Norfolk State defeated the Bonnies 5-1.

GAME 1 – Hampton 8, St. Bonaventure 7 - Box Score (PDF)
Despite a 7-1 lead through five innings of play the Bonnies saw Hampton come back with seven runs in the final three innings to score an 8-7 win.

Grace Perechinsky had a RBI single to lead off the scoring for the Bonnies after batting in McKenna Holtz, who reached first on a throwing error and stole second.

The Bonnies eventually took the 7-1 lead at the top of the fifth when Holtz blasted an RBI single into left center field, allowing Borkowski and Moll to score.

That set the stage for Hampton's late 7-run rally.

All seven runs came in the final three innings, beginning with DaSha Hill's bunt single to bring in Kennedy Hickey. Two separate run scoring triples by Taylor Warrick and Kennedy Hickey allowed Hampton to cut the deficit and a single by Janae Lyles tied the game with one out in the seventh inning.

A bunt single by Ashley Grassini brought in Brianna Anderson to win the game for Hampton.

Abigail Stone, Brooke Kane-Walker and Olivia Golay all had singles for the Bonnies.

Freshman Tierney Fitzgerald took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of her first career start before running into trouble.

GAME 2 – Norfolk State 5, St. Bonaventure 1 – Box Score (PDF)
An early 3-0 lead by Norfolk State proved to be crucial in the Spartans victory over the Bonnies.

An early home run to left field by Gabby Vaughan in the second opened the gates for the Spartans. Denisha Megginson went on to double, which brought in Shelby Dechamps.

Samantha Moll scored the only run of the game for the Bonnies on an RBI ground out from Brooke Kane-Walker in the top of the fourth.

Ally Haskell started and went 4.0 innings in the circle. Rylee Hehir came in for relief and allowed only two hits in two innings of work.

The Bonnies return to action March 6, against the University of California in Honolulu to start a seven-game trip to Hawaii. 

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