Amherst Drops Doubleheader to Wisconsin Oshkosh, Arcadia

Amherst Drops Doubleheader to Wisconsin Oshkosh, Arcadia

LEESBURG, Fla. – The Amherst College softball team dropped both games of its doubleheader Friday morning as it fell to Wisconsin Oshkosh 6-3, before being edged by Arcadia, 2-1 in eight innings during Spring break action in Leesburg, Fla. 

With the losses, Amherst drops to a 6-4 overall.


• Amherst was first on the board with three runs in the bottom of the second before Wisconsin-Oshkosh answered back with three of its own in the top of the third to knot the game. The Titans tallied a run in the fourth and two in the sixth to secure the win.  
Sara Buck '19 led the Purple & White's offense going 1-for-2 at the dish with a walk and a run scored.
Kyra Naftel '19 and Annie Murphy '19 also notched a hit a piece for Amherst going 1-for-3 at the plate.
Lorena Ukanwa '19 (2-1) was credited with the loss striking out five in the six innings pitched while Lauren Tuiskula '17 finished the final inning with a strikeout. 


• In what proved to be a pitchers dual, both teams combined for just 4 hits in the contest, with Arcadia's lone hit coming in the first frame resulting in a run scored. Amherst tied the game in the top of the sixth on an Arcadia error, but neither team could plate a winning run in the seventh.
• The Knights held Amherst scoreless on the international tie-breaker before taking advantage of a Purple & White error to earn the victory.
Lauren Tuiskula '17 scored the lone run for Amherst and notched a hit in the loss.
Ally Kido '18 and Andrea Sanders '20 also contributed with a hit each.
Gina Pagan '18 hurled a one-hitter in the loss while struck out 16 batters faced.


Lorena Ukanwa and Pagan have combined for 81 strikeouts in 10 games with Pagan averaging 9.74 strikeouts per game and Ukanwa averaging 9.0, respectively.


• The Amherst softball team wraps up their spring break trip tomorrow, March 18, taking on Babson at 9 a.m. and Wisconsin Whitewater at 11 a.m.