Kissimmee, Florida -- Beloit softball suffered another tough day on the diamond Thursday. The bats were silenced in game 1, resulting in a 7-0 loss against Defiance College in the morning, followed by a 6-1 defeat from the Red Hawks of Montclair State University in game 2.
Defiance pitcher Sarah Kaya allowed only two Buccaneer base-runners, each finding their way on in the second inning. Second baseman April Apfelbaum drew a one out walk and was pushed to second after a Maddie Terlap single. Kaya shut down the offense from there, retiring the final seventeen batters she faced.
Beloit Freshman Sonya Myscofski was one of the day's few bright spots. She took the mound in the fifth inning and finished the game without giving up a hit.
Against MSU, Beloit was able to scatter nine hits but never managed to get them with runners in scoring position. Montclair State got off to a quick start against Beloit starter Alyssa Boltik, scoring two runs in each of the first three innings. Myscofski came in relief and, along with some tightened defense, gave up just three hits in her 4.2 innings of work.
Beloit will close out their Florida trip on Friday, as they take on Mount St. Joseph University at 1:30 and Baldwin-Wallace University at 3:45 pm EST.