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Barley homers twice in losses to CCSU

Photo Credits: Dave Silverman Photography
Photo Credits: Dave Silverman Photography

New Britain, Conn. - Erica Barley of the Bryant Univeristy softball team hit a home run in both games against Central Connecticut. The Bulldogs fell 4-2 and 4-3 in today's games versus the Blue Devils.

Game 1: CCSU 4, Bryant 2
Game 2: CCSU 4, Bryant 3
Location: CCSU Softball Field (New Britain, Conn.)
W | L | S: Game 1: Kari Marks (3-1) | Caroline Paolantonio (0-2)
W | L | S: Game 2: Ashley Antonazzo (3-2) | Jocelyn Bodington (2-7) | Anaya Hunte (2)

Coach French's Comments

I'm really proud of how we bounced back today we were right in both games and have a chance to go ahead in the late innings, it was an all-around great effort they just got one more big swing than we did".
 
Key moment (Game 1)
  • CCSU broke the 2-2 tie in the fourth on a solo home run.

How it Happened (Game 1)

  • In the top of the second Aleix Hudson hit a leadoff single and advanced to second on a groundout. Megan Marcel brought in the first run of the game on a single (1-0).
  • Central Connecticut tied the game at one with an RBI single in the bottom of the second (1-1).
  • In the top of the third Barley hit a solo home run to left-center, which gave the Bulldogs the lead (2-1).
  • The Blue Devils tied the game for a second time on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third (2-2).
  • In the bottom of the fourth CCSU hit a home run to right field (3-2).
  • Central Connecticut scored the game's final run in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly (4-2).

Stats (Game 1)

Key Moment (Game 2)

  • CCSU scored their fourth run of the game on a throwing error in the fourth.

How it Happened (Game 2)

  • In the bottom of the first, CCSU hit a two-run home run to right field (2-0).
  • Hailey Aspinwall hit a single, and then Hudson brought her in for the score on an RBI double in the top of the third (2-1).
  • Central Connecticut hit a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to two in the bottom of the third (3-1).
  • In the bottom of the fourth, the Blue Devils scored on a Bulldog throwing error (4-1).
  • Morgan Powell hit a leadoff single, which set up Barley, who launched a home run to center field in the top of the fifth (4-3).

Stats (Game 2)

  • Barley recorded two RBIs, and Hudson had one.
  • Marcel, Powell, and Aspinwall posted one hit.
  • Kylie Kenney and Bodington both registered two strikeouts.

Game Notes

  • Barley had a home run in each game, which was the first of her career.
  • Bryant recorded eight hits today.
  • Hudson, Barley, and Marcel posted two hits total.

Next Up

Bulldogs will stay on the road against Merrimack on Tuesday.