Softball struggles in Georgia

Brett Wane and Brett Wane

Junior pitcher Zada Lines threw her first career no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Dartmouth to kick off the Buzz Classic on Friday, March 5.

That was the only success the Falcon softball team had in the tournament, however, as they fell to 4-9 on the season with four straight losses.

The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks overcame an early deficit to defeat the Falcons 7-3 and improve to 10-1 on the season completing play on the first day for BG.

Against the Skyhawks, freshman Hannah Fulk and sophomore Rachel Proehl each went 2-for-3 for Bowling Green and accounted for all three of the Falcons’ runs scored. Both Fulk and Proehl drove in a run, and Fulk hit her second career home run.

Things only got worse for BG on day two as they only mustered one run in two games.

The Falcons were defeated 4-1 by UNC Greensboro, and 8-0 by Georgia Tech.

Up 1-0 in the top of seventh against UNC Greensboro, BG was three outs away from a victory.

The Falcons were able to get two outs on two of the first three batters faced, but then struggled.

Following two walks and an error which loaded the bases, the next batter for UNC Greensboro hit a grand slam.

The Falcons tried to get back on track in the bottom of the seventh and loaded the bases, but they were unable to put any runs on the board.

Freshman Paige Berger was the sole run scorer for the Falcons. She hit her fourth home run of the season.

On the third and final day of the Buzz Classic, Berger hit her fifth home run of the season against the University of North Florida.

However, that would be the only run the Falcons would get, as they were defeated 7-1. BG pitchers allowed only four hits, but three were homers.

The Falcons will get back in action on March 24 against the University of Michigan.

First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor.