Army Wins First Game, Splitting Doubleheader

KENNESAW, GA. – The Army West Point softball team (1-13) battled Kennesaw State (3-11) in a doubleheader on Saturday part of the I-75 Tournament in Atlanta, Ga. Army took Game one by a score of 6-4, rallying to score three runs in the sixth, thanks for a go-ahead two-run home run from Ashton White. Army fell in Game 2, 3-2.

Game 1 vs. Kennesaw State:
Trailing 4-3 in the top of the sixth, freshman Sam Bocis hit a double to the wall which provided a spark to the Army bats. Two batters later, Kayla Edwards tied the game with an RBI triple to score Bocis. The next batter, Ashton White belted a two-run go-ahead home run to center field to give Army a 6-4 lead. It was White’s second homer of the season.

Freshman P Katelyn Flanders (1-1), was phenomenal in relief, throwing 5.1 scoreless, giving up no hits and striking out six to shut the door on the Kennesaw offensive attack.
Army struck first in the game on a Julia Farris two-run single in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Edwards extended Army’s lead on an RBI single in the second to 3-0.
Kennesaw would strike for four runs in the bottom of the second on a pair of RBI singles to take the lead, 4-3.

Edwards was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. White was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run. Julia Farris was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Sam Bocis was also 2-for-4 with a double.

Game 2 vs. Kennesaw State:
Army and Kennesaw State played each other scoreless through the first four innings. Army starting pitcher Breanna Izzo (0-1) worked four scoreless in what would become her longest outing of the season.

In the top of the fifth, Army broke the scoreless tie when Lauren Little hit an RBI double that scored Emma Murchison. Ellie Caldwell would hit a sac fly, scoring Little as Army took a 2-0 lead.

Kennesaw State would immediately answer in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two runs which came off two errors in the infield, as both runs were unearned to Izzo.

In the bottom of the seventh, Kennesaw State hit four consecutive singles, which ended in a walk-off single from Ava Guzowski to give the Owls a 3-2 win.

Izzo worked 6.1 innings, giving up three runs, only one earned, eight hits and striking out three.

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