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Edwards and Allocca's power not enough in close defeat to Texas Tech

Hofstra softball lost a tight one Sunday afternoon 4-2 to Texas Tech University at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Softball Complex.

Hofstra answered in the bottom of the first inning after allowing two runs to cross in the top half from a RBI ground out and sacrifice fly.

Sarah Edwards smashed her second home run of the season on a moon shot to right field, tying it up 2-2.

Those would be the only runs scored for Hofstra in the game, however.

Two innings later, Texas Tech surged for another run in the third inning on another sacrifice fly.

The Red Raiders topped off the scoring in the final inning with a RBI single up the middle to center field.

Sarah Cornell was handed the loss after starting the game and tossing four innings of three-run ball. Cornell fell to 5-2 this year in her four-strikeout performance.

Sophie Dandola was called in as relief to finish out the game and surrendered one run over three innings, fanning two batters and allowing one hit.

Edwards for the afternoon went 3-3 at the plate with two runs batted in for the Pride, a run scored and two extra-base hits, bringing her season batting to .273 by doubling her hit total from her previous nine games.

Brittany Allocca continued to shine in the batter’s box, scattering two hits over three at-bats with a walk, run scored and stolen base. Allocca is now leading the club, hitting at a .429 clip and .568 on-base percentage.

Lydia Witkowski and Nikki Michalowski each added a single for the game.

For Texas Tech, Heaven Burton and Michaela Cochran led the way from the one and two spots in the lineup, combining for five of the team’s seven hits. They each scored one run as well.

Erin Edmoundson received the win, improving to 1-1 in the campaign. Edmoundson went for a complete game seven-hitter with three strikeouts, four walks and two runs.

Hofstra is back in action on Monday against UCF at 3 p.m.

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