BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State softball program will return to action on Sunday, Mar. 13 when the Bulldogs pay a visit to Chestnut Hill in a non-conference doubleheader in Philadelphia, Pa. The first pitch is slated for 1:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill softball field.
Sunday’s doubleheader will mark the first meeting between Chestnut Hill and Bowie State in program history.
Bulldogs Earn CIAA Weekly Honors
Two Bowie State Bulldogs earned Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Weekly honors announced by the league office Monday. Freshman Kayla Evvie Buelhman (Ellicott City, MD) leads the team in batting average with a .425 and a .625 slugging percentage. received the Food Lion Defensive Player of the Week while freshman Saniya Jones was tabbed Rookie of the Week.
Bowie State (5-7-1) is coming off a split with Mansfield last time out. The Bulldogs claimed a 13-9 win in the opener before falling short 2-3 in the nightcap.
Evvie Buelhman (Ellicott City, MD) leads the team in batting average with a .425 and a .625 slugging percentage. Buelhman and Jones both hold a team-high in home runs with two apiece while senior Shanya Gordon (Elkridge, MD) leads the team with 13 RBI.
Buelhman has pitched a team-high 37.1 innings for the Bulldogs, with a 3-3 record. However, freshman Akirra Pullen (Baltimore, MD) has a 2-0 record pitching for BSU, with 4.86 ERA.
Scouting the Griffin
Chestnut Hill welcomes Bowie State to Philly with a 0-7 mark on the season; all of their losses came in the spring games in Auburndale, Fla. During the last day of the tournament, the Griffin’s suffered a 13-1 setback to Shippensburg in five innings.
Kayla Rolon leads the team with a batting average of .294 with five hits, four RBI’s to go along with a double, triple and home run through the seven games. Steph Tonuci follows with a batting clip of .231. The Griffin’s pitching unit has been led by Lily Reid with an ERA of 6.37 and seven strikeouts in 18.2 innings of work.
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