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Opponents' Hot Bats Sting Bucs

March 7, 2016

Kissimmee, FL -- The Beloit College softball team came into Monday's double header hoping to earn their first win of the season, but fell short after giving up 22 hits on the day. The Bucs dropped two quick games on Monday morning, first to Coe College 13-0, and then to Marietta College 11-2 in the nightcap.

In the opener Beloit failed to shut down the Kohawks' offense, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits. Freshman pitcher Alyssa Boltik manned the circle for the duration of the game, striking out just one while walking nine. Four Buccaneers made it on base against Coe pitcher Maliah Fligg, who gave up just three hits and a walk through her five innings of work. Maddie Terlap, Tala Cornell, and Taurie Burns each singled, but were all unable to be pushed across the plate.

Beloit showed improvement offensively in their second game of the day, however defensive errors cost them as they fell 11-2 to Marietta. The Bucs jumped on top of Marietta in the top of the first when Tala Cornell lead off the game with a single, and later scored off an Ashley Lambert single to center. However, Beloit's defensive struggles continued, giving up four runs off five hits in the bottom of the first. The Bucs allowed three more runs, all of which were unearned, in the bottom of the second. The third got off to a promising start, with a lead-off single by Taurie Burns, followed by a Tala Cornell triple, however Burns was caught at home trying to score on the play. All was not lost as Bethany Stavrakas' ground out to the pitcher scored Cornell. The game got away from the Bucs, who gave up another four runs in the contest.

Cornell finished the game with two hits and two runs scored, while Ashley Lambert and Emalie Thern completed the hitting for Beloit, with a single each.

The Buccaneers have an off day on Tuesday, but hope to rebound as they take on Mitchell College and Westminster College in back to back games, beginning at 9:00 am EST on Wednesday morning.