Sidelines: 4-19-17

Softball: The softball team split weekend conference series with Fairfield and Iona over the weekend. On Friday, April 14, they lost the first game, 1-0 in 13 innings. Junior pitcher Amanda Riley threw all 13 innings and struck out 16 batters on four hits.

In the second game, Monmouth won 5-1. Junior catcher Alex Holzman and senior first baseman Justene Reyes drove in all five runs and both homered in the contest. Senior pitcher Sydney Underhill picked up the win throwing a complete game, striking out six.

On Saturday, April 15, the Hawks won the first game against Iona in a 5-0 shutout. Reyes launched her sixth home run of the season and Holzman drove in two with a double. Riley threw the complete game shutout, striking out seven and allowing four hits. Monmouth got no-hit by Iona’s Alana Evans in the second game as the blue and white fell 4-0.

The Hawks are now 14-22 overall and 6-4 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). They return to action on Saturday, April 22 when they welcome Niagara to West Long Branch for a doubleheader beginning at noon.