GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T softball team came up just one run short again in a 2-1 setback to Bethune-Cookman in the final game of a three-game series played at the Lady Aggie Softball Complex Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s game marked the Aggies (14-22, 6-6 MEAC) fifth straight loss as they are 3-6 in games decided by one run. The Wildcats (18-25, 8-1 MEAC) remain in sole possession of first in the MEAC southern division, while the Aggies dropped to third.
Both teams combined for six hits with four belonging to B-CU who capitalized early in the game. In the second inning, Sabrina Anguiano led off the inning with a walk and moved to second off a sacrifice bunt from Melissa Berouty. A groundout by Sophia Ortega advanced Anguiano to third as Wanda Darby laid down a bunt single that scored Anguiano with two outs.
In the third, A&T tied the game at 1 after freshman Charity Douglas scored on an error by Anguiano.
The Wildcats scored the game-winning run in the fourth inning after Anguiano led off with a triple to right field. An error by Douglas allowed Anguiano to score which gave Bethune-Cookman the 2-1 advantage.
Anguiano (9-13) tossed four innings to get the win and tallied five strikeouts. Freshman Maiven McKnight pitched a full game and dropped to 5-3.
The Aggies will visit Hampton on Tuesday, April 23 for a non-conference doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.