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Bryant falls to NSU 4-2 on Sunday

Bryant falls to NSU 4-2 on Sunday

NORFOLK, VA. - The Bryant Univeristy softball team lost a close game to Norfolk State 4-2 in the final game of the Norfolk Softball Tournament.

 NSU 4, Bryant 2
Location: NSU Softball Field (Norfolk, VA.)
W | L | S: Game 1: Alexis Robinson (7-0) | Sarah McKeveny (0-3) | Joanna Vallejo (1)

Coach French's Comments

"Tough day, we fought hard right to the end. We just couldn't break through with the big inning today." 

Key Moment 

  • The Black and Gold had the tying run at the plate with two outs in the seventh inning but failed to score.

How it Happened 

  • The Spartans hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and then scored a second run on a Bulldog error (2-0).
  • NSU had a runner on second, and when the ball was in play, a Bryant error brought both runs in (4-0).
  • Amira Rainer hit a leadoff single in the top of the sixth, and then Jenna Gardner launched a double to left-center, placing runners at third and second. Hailey Aspinwall and Toni Camarillo hit groundballs that scored a run, shrinking the deficit to two (4-2).


  • Alexis Clancy, Allison Tomaino, and Gardner recorded hits.
  • McKeveny posted one strikeout in four innings pitched.
  • Jocelyn Bodington had back-to-back strikeouts in the bottom of the sixth as a relief pitcher.
  • Gardner threw out her third runner of the season.