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Softball caps off Red Raider Classic with win over Manhattan

The Bulls go 1-4 in the series to end non-conference play

<p>Senior pitcher Alexis Lucyshyn was one of four Bulls to score runs at the Red Raider Classic.&nbsp;</p>

Senior pitcher Alexis Lucyshyn was one of four Bulls to score runs at the Red Raider Classic. 

Softball (6-16) finished out their weekend in Texas with a win, defeating Manhattan (3-11) 6-3 in their final game on Sunday. 

The Bulls finished with a 1-4 record over the weekend, losing to New Mexico (12-15) 6-0 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday. UB fell to Texas Tech (20-7) on Friday, 13-0, and lost to Manhattan by a score of 4-2 on Saturday. 

Four players shined in the win against the Jaspers. Freshman first basewoman Abbey Nagel led the Bulls with two runs and two hits. Senior pitcher Alexis Lucyshyn and junior outfielder Sara Kelly were also crucial to the team’s victory. Lucyshyn finished with two runs and a hit, while Kelly had one run and two hits. Freshman catcher Lily Lauck ended the game with one run and one hit as well. 

Nagel and Lucyshyn each scored a single run for the team in the Bulls’ first match with Manhattan. Kelly scored UB’s lone run in their Saturday game against New Mexico. All nine UB runs on the weekend were scored by Nagel, Lucushyn, Kelly and Lauck. 

The Bulls are looking to use their win over Manhattan as a springboard into conference play. On Friday, the team will travel to Kalamazoo to kick-start Mid-American Conference play against Western Michigan (6-11). 

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