This past weekend, the College of Charleston softball team journeyed all the way up to Hempstead, NY to face off against CAA opponent, Hofstra University.
Leading into this matchup, the Hofstra Pride sat on top of the standings, with an unblemished record of 6-0 in conference play. The College, however, found themselves in the middle of the pack with a 3-3 CAA record of their own.
The Cougars looked to use this trip to Hofstra as an opportunity to reboot their stagnant conference play, but unfortunately, the Pride had other plans.
In the first game of this three-game weekend stint, the College dropped to Hofstra, 1-11.
A key factor in this Charleston loss would be the disparity in hitting. In the first game, Hofsra muscled out nine hits, compared to the Cougars’ four.
The lone Charleston score belonged to Dexlie Inman, who smashed a homer during the third inning.
Hofstra really pulled away during the fourth inning, which featured a 9-0 Pride scoring surge. The game ended after five innings of play.
In game two, there was much of the same. The final score for the second game in this Saturday doubleheader was 2-10.
Despite the College holding onto a 2-1 lead after two innings of play, the team saw defeat once again. Following that point, the pride rifled off eight more runs, ballooning their lead in a game that only went six innings.
Inman had herself another run in this game and was joined by Sara Garcia as the only two Cougars to score.
The closest contest of this weekend’s festivities was game three, when the College fell in a valiant effort, 3-6.
In the first inning of this game, Hofstra set the tone by coming out and punching in four runs early on.
In game three, senior Jordin Jones led the way with three RBI’s, including a home-run bomb. Jones now sits at seventh place in the College’s all-time RBI rankings.
Despite being on the wrong end of the season sweep from the conference leaders, the Cougars can build on their performance this past weekend up in New York.
The ladies return to Charleston for a four-game home stretch starting on April 11th.
On Wednesday, the Cougars look to defeat Georgia Southern at Patriots Point.