ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team Opened their Great American Conference series with Henderson State University on Sunday. The Blossoms came out of game one with a 5-4 loss to the Reddies.
Game 1, 7 Innings
Arkansas-Monticello: 4, Henderson State: 5
WP: Brooke Johnson (7-4)
LP: Maguire Estill (5-7)
The Blossoms were the first team on the board in game one, scoring two runs in the first on a Bailey Camp single up the middle.
HSU singled to right field in the top of the third to bring home their first run of the ball game.
A home run to dead center field for the Reddies in the fifth tied the game at 2-2.
Lexie Smith ripped a two-run home run over the left center wall in the bottom of the sixth to put the Blossoms back on top, 4-2.
Henderson State found life in the top of the seventh, reclaiming a 5-4 lead on a three run home run to left center field.
Arkansas-Monticello would end the final inning with a runner left on third base, falling to the Reddies.
– Kayla Olthouse started in the circle in game one, throwing 4.2 innings with 2 runs allowed on 7 hits. She struck out 2 batters in her outing.
– Maguire Estill closed out the remaining 2.1 innings with 3 runs allowed on 3 hits. She also had a strikeout.
The loss on the day drops Arkansas-Monticello to a 18-16 overall, 10-11 GAC record on the season.
Arkansas-Monticello is back at Dee White Field on Friday, April 7 when they take on Henderson State University for games two and three of their GAC series. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.
All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Softball schedule.
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