Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Loss to Hofstra ends UNCW’s CAA title hopes

HARRISONBURG, Va. – UNCW sophomore Hannah Adamczyk went 2-for-3 and drove in a career-high four runs, but the Seahawks’ hopes of a Colonial Athletic Association softball championship ended on Thursday evening with a 9-6 loss against Hofstra at Veterans Memorial Park.

The team had earlier beaten Hofstra 10-7 to keep its hopes alive in the tournament.

Hofstra overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring seven straight runs over a five-inning span to take a 7-1 lead in the fifth inning. The Pride tallied single runs in the first two frames before adding two runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth. 

Adamczyk became the fourth different UNCW player to have a four-RBI game

The Seahawks finished 33-18-1 on the season while the Pride (27-22) advances to the title game on Friday against top-seeded James Madison.

Adamczyk was one of three UNCW players to record a two-hit game. Junior Kelsey Bryan contributed a 2-for-4 showing at the plate, with two runs scored. Sophomore Rachel Willis added a 2-for-2 effort with a walk and a run batted in.

Freshman Sam Tomasetti led Hofstra by going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored while junior Megan Patierno added two hits, including a double and a home run.

Senior Jessica Peslak earned the win for the Pride after allowing just one run on seven hits over four innings. Freshman Alyssa Irons notched her third save of the season with three innings of relief.

Sophomore Haley Lenderman took the loss for UNCW after giving three runs on five hits over three innings with a strikeout.

UNCW is now 3-6 all-time in the CAA Championship after going 2-2 this year. Three of the six losses have come against Hofstra.

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