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Softball Falls on Day Two of Tucson Invitational Games

Sophomore pitchers Hannah Welling and Nikki Camarati
Sophomore pitchers Hannah Welling and Nikki Camarati

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Baldwin Wallace University softball team dropped a pair of games at the annual Tucson Invitational Games at the Lincoln Park.

BW (0-4) opened the day by falling to No. 4 nationally-ranked East Texas Baptist University (15-0) by a final score of 7-1.  The Yellow Jackets closed out day two with a 2-0 defeat to Sul Ross (Texas) University (11-5).

Against East Texas Baptist, BW scored one run on four hits as it plated its lone run in the top half of the first inning. 

At the plate, the Yellow Jackets got a base hit from senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC second baseman Alex Kozich (Avon), sophomore All-OAC first baseman Ashley Matousek (Sagamore Hills/Akron Archbishop Hoban), sophomore short stop Maranda Morrison (Avon Lake) and freshman designated player Raegan Thompson (Mentor).  Matousek tallied the lone extra base hit on her run batted-in (RBI) double in the first inning.

In the circle, sophomore right hander Hannah Welling (Ravenna) suffered the loss as she allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts and seven walks.

Against the Sul Ross, BW was held scoreless on three hits from Kozich, junior first baseman Mackenzie Milligan (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) and freshman right fielder Mary Nash (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams).  It was the first collegiate hit for Nash

In the circle, sophomore All-OAC right Nikki Camarati (Brunswick/Holy Name) took the loss as she allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with one strikeout and six walks.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Wednesday, March 11 as they continue play at the Tucson Invitational games against No. 5 nationally-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at 2 and 4:30 p.m., respectively.