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BETHANY, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team closed out their Great American Conference series with Southern Nazarene University on Saturday. The Blossoms played a doubleheader, coming out of the first game with a 6-5 loss to the Crimson Storm, followed by a 13-5 victory in game two to claim a series win.

Game 2, 7 Innings

Southern Nazarene: 4, Arkansas-Monticello: 7
WP: M. Southerla (5-1)
LP: Sam Stehphens (4-4)
SV: J. Worthingt (2)

Scoring Recap:
Southern Nazarene dominated a majority of game one, posting three runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to take a 6-0 lead over UAM heading into the seventh.

The Blossoms found fire in the final inning of the game, scoring five runs. Bailey Camp bunted for a single to score Kammie Walker, followed by three different RBI doubles from Kennedy CoxGrace Nealand Lexie Smith to score five runs.

Unfortunately it would prove not enough as UAM would fall 6-5 to SNU.

Game 3, 7 Innings

Southern Nazarene: 5, Arkansas-Monticello: 13
WP: Maguire Estill (5-6)
LP: J. Totten (2-4)
SV: None

Scoring Recap:
Southern Nazarene was the first to score in the second game of the day, gaining a single run off an error in the second.

UAM responded in the top of the third with three runs of their own. Kennedy Cox brought home the first Blossom run on a SAC fly to right field, followed by a 2 RBI double from Grace Neal.

The Blossoms continued their dominance in the fifth with six more runs. Sophie Wood kicked off the rally with an RBI single to have Kennedy Cox touch home. Maddie Pfleging drove in a run on a single and Madison Gardiner ripped a double to left to score two runs. A Hannah Holdbrook SAC fly and a single from Bailey Camp brought home the final runs.

The Crimson Storm found one run in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch.

Sophie Wood blasted a solo home run over the left center wall in the sixth for the Blossoms 10th run of the game.

A SAC fly for SNU in the bottom of the inning would give them a third run on the ball game.

Kammie Walker took her turn in the seventh with a lead off bomb for UAM, followed by a 2 RBI double from Sophie Wood to give Arkansas-Monticello a 13-3 lead.

A 2 run effort in the bottom of the inning wasn’t enough as the game would come to an end with a 13-5 Blossom victory and series win.

Pitching Performances
Game 2
– Sam Stephens started in game two, throwing 6.0 innings on the game. She allowed 6 runs on 9 hits with two strikeouts.

Game 3
– Maguire Estill took the win in game three, tossing 4.0 innings of work with 1 run allowed on 6 hits. She struck out three batters in her outing.
– Kayle Olthouse closed out the remaining 3.0 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits with one strikeout.

Offensive Showcase
Game 2
– Grace Neal – 1-for-4 with 1 Double and 2 RBI

Game 3
– Grace Neal – 3-for-5 with 1 Double, 2 RBI and 1 Run Scored
– Sophie Wood – 3-for-5 with 1 Home Run, 1 Double, 4 RBI and 1 Run Scored
– Bailey Camp – 3-for-4 with 2 Runs Scored and 1 RBI

The split on the day pushes Arkansas-Monticello to a 16-14 overall, 8-9 GAC record on the season.

Arkansas-Monticello is back in action on Friday, March 31 for game one of their road GAC series with Arkansas Tech University. 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.

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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