Bulldogs Cruise to 14-1 Win for Clean Sweep over Washington Adventist

BOWIE STATE ATHLETICS: The Bowie State Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead in the first inning and never surrendered the advantage on the way to a 14-1 victory over the Washington Adventist Shock on Thursday evening for the twinbill sweep and 18th straight win against WAU all-time.

Sophomore Karen Fritzges (7-1) got the win for Bowie State (21-9). The right-hander went five innings, giving up one run on five hits, allowing two walks and striking out three.

Sophomore Brittany Brewer led the way offensively for the Bulldogs, going 2-for-4 in the ballgame with a triple and two RBI. Sophomore Lindsey George compiled a standout performance as well, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Sophomore Morgan Joseph also contributed, going 1-for-1 for Bowie State with a triple and two RBI.

The Bulldogs got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Bowie State’s offense started clicking and put up seven runs, including a two-run triple off the bat of Joseph and a two-run single from freshman Trinity Mizelle.

The Bulldogs then held the Shock scoreless before getting back on the board the very next inning. Sophomore Kayla Evans came across to score the lone run of the inning for Bowie State, which brought the Bulldogs lead to 8-0.

Washington Adventist narrowed Bowie State’s lead to 8-1 before the Bulldogs stretched the advantage to 14-1 in the third inning. The Bulldogs bats heated up in the inning, scoring six runs, including a two-run single off the bat of sophomore Breanna Harvey and a two-run triple from Brewer. The score remained 14-1 for the rest of the game, as BSU coasted to the win.

» Bowie State’s highest scoring inning was the first, when it pushed seven runs across.
» BSU took a 7-0 lead in the bottom half of the first and didn’t surrender that lead for the remainder of the game.
» Four Bulldogs had multiple hits in the ballgame.
» The Bulldogs out-hit the Shock at a 14-5 clip.
» Evans stole four bases in Thursday’s game.
» The Bulldogs stole six bases as a team.
» Bowie State went 8-for-15 (.533) with runners in scoring position.
» Bowie State pitchers limited Washington Adventist to just 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
» Bowie State pitchers faced 21 Washington Adventist hitters in the game, allowing three ground balls and seven fly balls while striking out three.
» The Bulldogs drew four walks from WAU pitching.
» Brewer led the Bulldogs at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

Bowie State begins Northern Division play on Saturday, Apr. 1 at Lincoln (PA). The conference doubleheader is slated to start the first game at 1 p.m.

For the most up-to-date information on Bowie State University Athletics and its 13 varsity sports teams, please visit www.bsubulldogs.com.


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