SB: Hofstra heads to Army for midweek doubleheader

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Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra softball team is back in action for a midweek doubleheader at Army West Point on Wednesday afternoon at the Army West Point Softball Complex. The first game is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the second game will follow around 5:30 p.m.

Army will offer live stats for the game. No live video will be available. The link for live stats can be found at the top of this release and on the Hofstra Softball Schedule page on GoHofstra.com.

Hofstra (8-17, 2-1 CAA) enters the week after his first victory in the Colonial Athletic Association series at Elon last weekend. The Pride beat the Phoenix in the first two games, 9-1 (5 inn.) and 8-7 before dropping an 8-2 decision on Sunday. During the week and including last week’s single matches, Amanda Maffucci led Hofstra with a team-high seven hits. Chelsea Manto followed by six, and madison mckevitt and Angelina Ioppolo each had five. Ioppolo and Aliya Catanzarita landed their first collegiate races while Neighborhood Sam drilled two in the series opener.

For the second consecutive week, Haley Venturini was honored by the CAA as she earned co-pitcher of the week honors after going 2-0 in the circle last weekend with 15 strikeouts in 13.0 innings pitched. Julia Apssel whipped up eight batters last week in 9.2 innings, going 1-1 inside the circle.

Army (8-20, 0-1 Patriot League), had its first conference series of the season cut short against Lehigh. The Black Knights suffered their first conference loss to the Hawks, 6-1 before having their second game suspended and game three postponed due to weather. Army is led offensively by Kayla Edwards who bats .308 with a team record 28 hits. Leila Hurst, who is second on the team with a .268 batting average, leads the team with 14 RBIs. In the circle, Jolie Duong threw a team-best 73.2 innings and leads the staff with a 4.09 ERA and 44 strikeouts.

Hofstra is 16-3 in the all-time series against Army, but the teams haven’t met since the 2003 season.

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