Second baseman Almond leads Bison with four hits: softball swept by Mountainhawks in weekend triple header

Jonathan Tewodros, Senior Writer

The women’s softball team traveled to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Patriot League rival Lehigh in a two-day tripleheader at Kaufman Field from April 4-5. The Bison played two games, both resulting in losses, on Saturday, April 4. The first one ended after five innings in a score of 11-3, and the second one ended after five innings in a score 11-2.

On Sunday, April 5, the Bison followed up their two tough losses with a third to the Mountain Hawks, as Lehigh took the game 7-3 in seven innings.


In the April 4 opener, the Bison ran into trouble facing off against Lehigh’s pitcher who pitched five innings and only gave up two hits with zero walks and 11 strikeouts. Such a dominant performance made it tough for the Orange and Blue to get into any kind of offensive groove. Christina Martinez ’17 hit the first triple of the season for the Bison in the loss.

In the follow-up game, the Bison came out hitting a lot better than they did in the first game, finishing with eight hits but still leaving nine runners stranded on base. The Mountain Hawks continued their hot-hitting ways as well, as they belted two home runs in the second inning to give themselves a 4-0 cushion. The Bison threatened to cut into the lead on multiple occasions, but could not capitalize on their opportunities. At the end of the day the Bison had a good second game at the plate, but nothing to show for it in the box score.


The third and final game of the series came on April 5. In this final matchup, the Bison followed up their performance the previous night with another eight-hit outing, pulling at once to within a 4-3 score in the fourth inning, but eventually giving up another three runs in the next two innings to complete the sweep for Lehigh. In the final game, Kristen Zahn ’15 came just three RBIs away from becoming the school’s single-season record holder after driving in her 33rd run off a double.


The Bison will be back home at Becker Field this weekend, where they will host doubleheaders with Robert Morris on April 10 and Binghamton on April 11.

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