Falcons drop Senior Day doubleheader vs Kent State

Emma Tucker, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green softball team fell short in a doubleheader against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday.

The Falcons lost 11-1 in game one and 12-8 in game two.

With this, the Falcons will go into their final home matchup of the season with a 1-25 MAC record.

Game One

The Falcons struck first and scored the first run of the day off of four singles, allowing Peyton Dolejs to score.

Bowling Green held the Golden Flashes to no runs until the second inning, where a single from KSU junior Jade Ramer brought in the tying run.

The score was held at 1-1 until the beginning of the fourth inning, where Kent State grabbed the lead and scored three runs.

After a leadoff single, Golden Flash Emily Lippe hit a two-run home run, bringing the score to 3-1.

With two outs left, Ramer returned to the box and hit a single to drive another run in.

After a quiet bottom of the fourth, Kent State took charge of the game, scoring four more runs.

A walk with bases loaded scored one run, while a Bowling Green error allowed the other runners to score.

From here, the score remained frozen at 8-1 until the top of the seventh inning, where Kent State tacked on three more runs.

At the end of seven innings, Kent State took the first game of the day 11-1.

Game Two

Following a two-run RBI from the Golden Flashes in the first second at-bat of the game, Kent State grabbed the lead 2-0.

Not stopping there, Kent State added three more runs in the top of the third.

This was made possible by the third two homerun RBI from the Golden Flashes. With this, Kent State held an early 5-0 lead.

The Falcons responded with a four-run bottom of the inning, almost tying the game up.

A single from junior Makailah Dees and a double from freshman Hannah Hunt drove in the four runs.

Going into the fourth inning, Kent State added two more runs to the scoresheet with back-to-back RBI singles.

Bowling Green returned in the bottom of the inning to score two runs, now 7-6.

A fielding error by Kent State opened up the bases, allowing one run to score.

At the top of the fifth, KSU tacked on three more runs, each unearned, resulting from two Falcon fielding errors.

The score was held at 10-6 until the seventh inning, where Kent State struck again to add two more runs to the tally.

In the last three outs of the day, the Falcons put two more runs on the board, following an RBI by sophomore Scarlet Anderson and multiple errors by KSU.

Ultimately, time ran out for the Falcons and Kent State took the second game, 12-8.

Today, the Falcons close out their final home series of the season, first pitch at noon.

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