Woman’s Softball faces tough series loss at Colgate

Brooke Tracey, Senior Writer

The Bison women’s softball team went 0-3 in their series this past weekend against Colgate on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. Fighting fiercely throughout all three games, the Bison could not outscore the Raiders. The team fell to 5-34 on the season and 1-11 in Patriot League play.

The women’s team arrived at Colgate on Friday to play a double-header against the Raiders. In the first game,  the Bison were held off of the scoreboard for its entirety, while Colgate scored on eight runs, giving them the 8-0 victory. Chase Knapp ’23 had the Orange and Blue’s only two hits of the game. The Bison were able to regroup prior to the start of the second game, which proved to make quite the difference. After a scoreless first inning, the Bison and Raiders exchanged leads throughout the remainder of the match. The Orange and Blue were first to get on the board in the third inning, leading 1-0 off of a Jessie Kincer ’25 run. After continuous lead changes, the Bison remained on top 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Raiders soon scored two more runs, pulling away for the remainder of the game. These two runs proved to make all the difference, awarding the Raiders with a 5-4 victory over the Bison. 

The Orange and Blue returned to the field on Saturday to complete their series. There was very little action throughout the game, with Colgate finally hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, sending the Bison home with a 0-1 defeat. Pitcher Kelly Toomey ’22 only allowed three hits during the game, with one being Colgate’s game-winner. Ava Aguilar ’25 was the only Bison player to earn a hit during the game.

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As the Bison’s regular season nears a close, they return home this week to play Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. This will be followed by a home series against Lehigh on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. All games will be played on Bison home turf at Becker Field.

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