Bowling Green Softball fall short to UConn Huskies

Jaydon Romero, Sports Reporter, FMSN

The Bowling Green softball team lost 5-4 to the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday.

This was their second matchup of the T-Mobile Tournament in Gainsville, Fla.

The game started out fast for the Huskies.

A few singles and a sacrifice fly from catcher Grace Jenkins put the Huskies in front 1-0.

In their previous matchup, the Huskies beat the Falcons by run rule 13-1 in just five innings.

Bowling Green was determined to fight hard and striked back in the third inning.

A few singles earlier on and a two-out single from junior Sophie Weber scored outfielder Makailah Dees to tie the game at 1-1.

In the fourth inning, the Falcons grabbed the lead.

Falcon utility Peyton Dolejs reached base with two outs before pitcher Hannah Davies roped a 2-out double to give the Falcons a one-run lead.

Soon after the double, Dees singled to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead.

The bottom of the fourth inning rolled along and Davies found herself in trouble.

Davies worked her way out of trouble to keep the Falcons’ lead in the bottom frame.

Bowling Green found a way to get that run back in the top of the fifth inning, stringing together a few hits.

Then, BG junior Maycee Godbolt hit a sacrifice flyout to centerfield, allowing Weber to score.

The Huskies continued to show fight, scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out and the bases loaded.

Davies again gave up minimal damage in a tight jam, escaping the inning with a 4-3 BG lead.

Davies entered the seventh inning in the circle for the Falcons looking to go complete game.

The Huskies retaliated quickly, putting runners on second and third with just one out.

Huskies infielder Rosie Garcia hit a walk-off triple to beat the Falcons 5-4.

This was the fifth and final game for the Falcons in Gainesville.

The Falcons continue their season Feb.24 in Evanvsille, Ind. for the UE Softball Invitational II.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.