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Home runs derby: power surge cools off Hofstra

 

The Hofstra Pride’s  13 game winning streak was snapped on Friday afternoon by Georgia State as they defeated their conference foes 3-2 in the opener of a three game weekend series.

After three scoreless innings from both teams, solo home runs from the Panthers’ Taylor Anderson and Callie Alford in the top of the fourth would give Georgia State a two run lead.

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In the bottom half of the inning, the leading hitter for the Pride, Maggie Hawkins, doubled in a run to put Hofstra on the board.

 

Each team scored one run in the sixth, both from the long ball.

Solo shots from Anderson and Hofstra’s Erin Trippi would put the score at 3-2 in favor of Georgia State.

Katie Worley earned her ninth win on the season as she went five innings before being relieved by Kaitlyn Medlam.

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Olivia Galati is now 15 and eight on the year as she was credited with the loss for the Pride.

 

 Hofstra Defeats Georgia State to Split Friday Doubleheader

 

Just as Georgia State did to win the opener of their Friday doubleheader against Hofstra, the Pride’s offensive output centered around home runs as they defeated the Panthers 7-1.

 

Hofstra scored six of their seven runs off a trio of two-run home runs.

Becca Bigler started it in the bottom of the first to put the Pride ahead 2-0.

Caryn Bailey and Erin Trippi in the bottom of the fourth and fifth, respectively, also provided two-run homers for the Pride.

Kaitlyn Medlam pitched three innings as she gave up five runs on six hits.

It was Medlam’s fourth loss on the year.

Olivia Galati was victorious as she held the Georgia State offense to only three hits for the game. She now has a record of 16 wins and eight losses.

 

The two conference rivals will play one more matchup on Saturday afternoon to conclude the series.

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