ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team closed out their Great American Conference series with Henderson State University on Friday. The Blossoms came out of game two with a 5-3 win over the Reddies, followed by a 15-2 loss in game three.
After a three up, three down top of the first, Lexie Smith drove in Adrianna Erichsen for the first run of the game. Kennedy Cox crossed the plate immediately after on a wild pitch to make it a 2-0 ball game.
Adrianna Erichsen singled through the six-hole to bring home the Blossoms’ third run in the second.
Henderson State had their first run cross the plate in the third when a runner stole home.
A double off the wall in left center scored the Reddies second run in the sixth inning.
A single run for HSU in the seventh would make it 5-3, but they were unable to take back the lead from UAM, resulting in a Blossom win.
Game 3, 5 Innings
Arkansas-Monticello: 2, Henderson State: 15
WP: P. Applegate (2-4)
LP: Sam Stephens (4-6)
The Reddies were the first team on the board in game three, scoring a run on an RBI single up the middle.
After a number of four-pitch walks, HSU found three runs in the second to take a 4-0 lead over UAM.
Maddie Pfleging got the Blossoms on the board in the bottom of the inning with a two-run home run over the center field wall to make it a 4-2 game.
A dropped pop fly in the third resulted in a fifth run being scored for Henderson State. An RBI single to center field, followed by an RBI ground ball gave the Reddies their sixth and seventh runs. The inning would conclude after a three run home run to dead center field to make it a 10-2 game.
HSU added five more runs to their lead in the fifth, giving the away team a 15-2 lead.
The Blossoms were unable to respond, resulting in a loss to end the series for UAM.
– Maguire Estill started in the circle in game two, throwing 6.1 inning with 3 runs allowed on 4 hits. She struck out a batter in her outing.
– Kayla Olthouse came in for UAM in the seventh, earning a save in her 0.2 innings. She allowed 0 runs and 0 hits.
– Sam Stephens started in the circle in game three, throwing 1.0 innings with 4 runs allowed on 2 hits. She struck out a batter in her outing.
– Kayla Olthouse took her turn on the rubber, tossing 1.1 inning with 5 runs allowed on 4 hits.
– Kyann Woods totaled 2.1 innings for UAM, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts.
– Maguire Estill closed out the final 0.1 inning for the Blossoms with a strikeout.
– Maddie Pfleging – 1-for-2 with 1 Home Run, 2 RBI and 1 Run Scored
The split on the day drops Arkansas-Monticello to a 19-17 overall, 11-12 GAC record on the season.
Arkansas-Monticello is back to work on Tuesday, April 11 when they travel to Southern Arkansas University for a doubleheader that will conclude their GAC series. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m.
All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Softball schedule.
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