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Softball Comes Up Short on the Road to the Muleriders

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team traveled to Magnolia, Arkansas to play their third and final Great American Conference game with Southern Arkansas University on Tuesday. The Blossoms came out of the game with a 10-4 loss to the Muleriders.

Game 3, 7 Innings

Southern Arkansas: 10, Arkansas-Monticello: 4
WP: Sydney Ward (15-6)
LP: Kayla Olthouse (5-4)
SV: None

Scoring Recap:
The Muleriders were the first team on the board, scoring a single run in the first inning on an RBI single to right center.

Kennedy Cox responded for UAM in the third with a two-run home run to center field, giving the Blossoms the lead.

A three run home run and an RBI double gave SAU four runs in the bottom half of the inning. The inning would come to an end with the Muleriders leading 5-2.

Kennedy Cox drove in her third and fourth RBI of the game in the fourth on a single to right, making it a 5-4 game.

Southern Arkansas scored four more runs of their own in the fourth, followed by a single run in the sixth.

The game would conclude with a 10-4 loss for the Blossoms.

Pitching Performances
– Kayla Olthouse started in the circle for UAM, throwing 2.1 inning with 5 runs allowed on 8 hits.
– Sam Stephens came in for UAM in the third, totaling 1.2 innings. She allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with a strikeout.
– Maguire Estill closed out the remaining 2.0 innings, finishing the game with 1 run allowed on 3 hits and 3 strikeouts.

Offensive Showcase
– Kennedy Cox – 2-for-4 with 1 Home Run, 4 RBI and 1 Run Scored
– Adrianna Erichsen – 2-for-3 with 2 Runs Scored, 1 Walk and 1 Stolen Base
– Grace Neal – 3-for-4 

The loss on the day drops Arkansas-Monticello to a 19-18 overall, 11-13 GAC record on the season.

Arkansas-Monticello is back to work on Friday, April 14 when they travel to Northwest Oklahoma State University for a doubleheader to open their GAC series. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.

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 and follow the team’s social media channels by searching “UAM Softball” on Twitter and Instagram.

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