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Saturday, February 15, 2020

NCAA Softball: Bowie State Falls in Season Opener Non-Conference Doubleheader at Savannah State

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Bowie State University Softball showed tremendous grit in Friday’s (2/14) non-conference doubleheader at Savannah State University but fell just short by scores of 3-2 and 7-6 in the Bulldogs’ season opener.

Freshman Breanna Harvey (York, Pa.) led Bowie State’s Bulldogs with four hits over two games, which included a pair of doubles a homerun and three RBI. Juniors Morgan White (Baltimore, Md.) and Aseyah Alexander (Silver Spring, Md.) tallied a pair of hits each and three other Bowie State players contributed one hit in the twin bill.

The Bulldogs got on the board first in the top of the 3rd inning when junior Morgana Johnson (Baltimore, Md.) scored on an unearned run. Johnson reached on a bunt single to start the inning, advanced to second on a Savannah State error and moved to third on a wild pitch.
Savannah State (1-7) pushed its first run of the opening game across the plate in the bottom of the 4th inning when a Shanya Byers triple scored Kameryn Baker from first to tie the game at 1 apiece. (continued below.........)

(......continued........)Savannah State took the lead in the bottom of the 5th inning via a Baker single to left that scored JaNesa Robinson and Da’Ondalyn Simmons to give the advantage to the Lady Tigers at 3-2 heading into the 6th inning.

BSU’s Harvey began the 6th inning with a double to center. Sophomore Brooke Ware (Upper Marlboro, Md.) reached base on a fielder’s choice but unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Harvey was thrown out at home on the play. Freshman Monet Brown (Los Angeles, Calif.) stroked a single to right field, scoring Ware to trim the Bulldogs deficit to 3-2, the eventual final score.

In game two, Bowie State plated four in the top of the first inning and the Bulldogs defense held the Lady Tigers scoreless over the first two innings. Savannah State scored two in the bottom of the 3rd inning via double by Jalexia Wright and a single from Stacie Smith to cut the Bulldogs lead in half at 4-2.

The Bulldogs got one run back in the top of the 4th inning thanks to a Harvey double that scored Alexander and set the score at 5-2. 

Savannah State exploded for four runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to give the home team a 6-5 lead. The biggest hit if the frame for the Lady Tigers was a two-run home run by Byers.

Bowie State (0-2) scored a run in the top half of the 7th inning to knot the game at 6-6 but Savannah State answered with a run of their own in the Lady Tigers share of the frame to secure the 7-6 victory.
Bowie State will look to regroup on Saturday (Feb. 15), when they travel conference foe Shaw University for a non-conference doubleheader. Beginning at 1 p.m.

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