BETHANY, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team traveled to Bethany, Oklahoma for game one of their Great American Conference series with Southern Nazarene University on Friday. The Blossoms came out of the first game with a 7-4 win over the Crimson Storm.
Game 1, 7 Innings
Southern Nazarene: 4, Arkansas-Monticello: 7
WP: Sam Stephens (4-3)
LP: J. Worthingt (1-5)
Southern Nazarene put three runs on the board in the third to take a 3-0 lead over the Blossoms.
Arkansas-Monticello responded with five runs in the fifth to take back the lead from the Crimson Storm. Hannah Holdbrook ripped a single through the four-hole to score the first Blossom run, followed by a 2 RBI double to center from Bailey Camp to tie the game at 3-3. Grace Neal singled to center field to have Holdbrook cross the plate to take the lead. Sophie Wood walked to bring home the fifth run of the inning.
SNU would score a final run in the sixth, but were unable to outscore the Blossoms, resulting in a 7-4 victory for Arkansas-Monticello.
– Kayla Olthouse grabbed a start in game one, tossing 2.1 innings with 3 runs allowed on 5 hits.
– Sam Stephens closed out the remaining 4.2 innings of the game. She allowed 1 run on 3 hits with three strikeouts.
The WIN on the day pushes Arkansas-Monticello to 15-13 on the season.
Arkansas-Monticello is back in action on Saturday, March 25 for a doubleheader to close out their GAC series with Southern Nazarene University. First pitch is set for noon.
All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Softball schedule.
How to follow the Blossoms: For more information on Arkansas-Monticello Blossoms softball, visit www.uamsports.com and follow the team’s social media channels by searching “UAM Softball” on Twitter and Instagram.
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