WALTHAM, MA - A three-run blast in the seventh inning by sophomore Monique Gosselin (Lawrence, MA) was not enough for the Merrimack College softball team in a 4-3 loss to Bentley University Tuesday afternoon.
"Our hitting was there, we just didn't score the runs we needed to," said head coach Elaine Schwager. "If we continue to hit and give our pitchers support, we'll have a good chance Thursday I believe."
Game two of the double was postponed due to rain and will be played on Thursday at 4:30pm in Waltham.
Despite out-hitting the Falcons, 11-4, the Warriors surrendered four runs in a fifth inning that feature a pair of errors.
Junior Kristen Lemay (Shrewsbury, MA) matched Bentley's tally in hits, going 4-for-4, but was only driven home once on the Gosselin homer.
Sophomore Alex Gallant (Salem, NH) got the start for the Warriors and pitched 4.1 innings while allowing two earned runs on two hits. Freshman Kelli Jo Deardorff (Bedford, MA) pitched 1.2 innings of relief and struck out three.
With the loss, Merrimack drops to 13-25 (9-16 NE-10) with five Conference contests remaining. Bentley improved to 12-19 (9-14 NE-10) with the win while the two teams will decide the series victor on Thursday in Waltham.