Softball loses first two at Fordham, dominates in final matchup

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Softball loses first two at Fordham, dominates in final matchup

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The Saint Louis University softball team traveled to New York  to play Fordham in a three-game series on April 16-17. In the first matchup, Fordham jumped out to a quick start, scoring twice in the first inning as well as once in the fourth. The Billikens had a prime scoring opportunity in the fifth inning, when junior catcher Hailey Weavers walked and senior outfielder Madeline Brungardt bunted to put runners on both first and second base. However, SLU could not take advantage of the scoring opportunity and ultimately fell, 3-1.

In the second matchup, Fordham got on the scoreboard quickly with a pair of runs in the early innings. In the second inning, Weavers and Brungardt singled with one out, and Weavers scored on a two-out error to cut the Bills’ deficit in half. Unfortunately, the Rams scored a combined six runs in the second and fourth innings to upend SLU 12-1.

In the final game, SLU got on the board early with two runs in the first inning. Senior pitcher Brianna Lore hit an RBI single, and sophomore infielder Allie Macfarlane brought in a runner off a groundout. SLU went on to score two unearned runs in the fifth, one off an error by the center fielder, and the other by Macfarlane, who hit a RBI single to make it 4-0. In the sixth, Weavers hit her third home run of the season with a two-run slam. The Bills defeated Fordham 6-0. Lore was credited with her ninth win and first shutout of the season. She did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and allowed only four singles and two walks overall.

SLU currently holds a record of 7-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference and an overall record of 17-23.

The Bills were supposed to travel to SIUE on April 20, but the game was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The game will not be made up and SLU will continue their schedule on April 23-24 when they host Saint Joseph’s at the Billiken Sports Complex.