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Softball Drops Series Final at Hofstra


­HEMPSTEAD, New York – Hofstra used a six-run fifth inning to defeat UNCW, 11-3, and win the series in Colonial Athletic Association softball action at Bill Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Pride improved to 15-21 overall and 8-3 in the conference. The Seahawks are down to 25-10 and are 7-5 in the league heading into a home series next weekend against Charleston.

After UNCW scored two runs in the top of the fifth to make it a one-run game, Hofstra had six runs on four two-out hits, including a two-run brace by Pride shortstop Meghan Giordano .

Pride opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the first and second innings to take a 4-1 lead and got it up.

A trio of Seahawks – Mackenzie Amodeo, Meadows of Jentriand Skylar Stockton – combined for six of UNCW’s eight hits, while Morgan Britt worked a pair of walks.

Meadows, a junior, put the Seahawks on the board in the second inning with a straight-field single that scored the freshman Lauren Cope from the first.

UNCW added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to cut the deficit to 4-3, thanks to a field single by a freshman Elizabeth Winstead and Cope. The Seahawks recorded three hits in the frame, including a brace from Amodeo who found the gap to right center with one on the outside.

Hofstra’s junior Nikki Mullin notched her second straight win over the Seahawks, allowing one earned run and six hits over five innings.

REMARKS: The teams totaled 19 hits…There were seven errors in the game… Emily Winstead made his sixth relief appearance this season…Amodeo and Stockton hit .471 (8 for 17) with four games to two hits against the Pride…Britt has reached base safely in his last four games…The Seahawks have 57 multi-hit games this season…UNCW was 8 for 10 in stolen base attempts this weekend…UNCW worked 10 walks and was hit by five pitches in the series.


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