Softball Drops A Pair Of Games At South Florida Tourney
March 17, 2017
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Fairfield University softball team is on its final stretch of its 12-game Florida road trip, opening the South Florida Tournament with a pair of setbacks. The Stags dropped a 12-6 decision to Saint Joseph's and followed up with a 6-3 loss to Army West Point.
Fairfield used the long ball to provide most of its offense in the opening game against St. Joseph's. Tori Reed started things quickly with a two-run home run in the first inning. Lacey Olaff also provided some power with another home run, a three-run shot that produced the team's, third, fourth, and fifth runs of the game. But Saint Joseph's showed some power of its own and was able to touch up the Fairfield pitching staff for 12 runs to record the win.
Against Army West Point, the Stags once again applied pressure to the opponent with a few first-inning runs. Amanda Ulzheimer led off the game with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. Reed brought home the first run with a base hit to center field, and went to second on a throwing error. Courtney Hankins followed with a single that gave Fairfield a 2-0 lead after Fairfield's first at-bat.
Army West Point put together its only rally of the game in the third inning, putting together six hits to score six runs and take a 6-2 lead, a lead which would provide the team with the victory. The Stags were able to push one more run across the plate in the sixth inning when Reed doubled in the inning and came home after Olaff stroked a run-scoring single.
The Stags will continue play in the South Florida tournament with a 9:45 am game against Colgate followed by a 2:30 pm game with Bethune-Cookman.