ELIZABETH CITY, NC (March 27, 2023) – The Claflin Lady Panthers (15-9, 3-1 CIAA) gave it their all, but the team came up just short in a 5-1 extra inning loss to the Bowie State Bulldogs (17-9,4-0 CIAA) on the second day of the 2023 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Round Up, Saturday afternoon.
Both teams gave a great effort in the game, but some late struggles cost the Lady Panthers in the game. The Lady Panthers totaled just three hits, but committed five fielding errors in the loss. Claflin senior right fielder Brenay Howard led the way when she went two-for-three with a home run in the game. She was the only Lady Panther with multiple hits in the game. Sophomore outfielder Kennedy Baskerville recorded the only other Claflin hit in the game.
Claflin senior Jaelyn Jackson () pitched all eight innings of the game. She finished the game with 12 strikeouts and just three earned runs allowed. She also had just two walks allowed.
With the loss, the Lady Panthers fall to 15-9 overall and 3-1 in CIAA play. The team will return to action, tomorrow, when they close out the 2023 CIAA Softball Round Up against Virginia State and against host Elizabeth City State.
For more information on Lady Panthers softball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.
Winner 17-9, 4-0 BSU-CLAF