Softball Tops Butler in Midweek Tilt
The Army West Point softball team rebounded with an 8-3 victory over Butler at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Wednesday. The Black Knights improved to 8-14 on the season, while the Bulldogs dropped to 8-12. Four Black Knights recorded multiple hits in the game, led by Bianca Gonzalez's three-hit effort. Taylor Drayton, Emily Ballesteros and Taylor Livingston also added two hits each. Ballesteros scored a team-high two runs, while Livingston drove in two. Army collected the victory with a balanced offense, with seven players scoring a run and driving one in. In the circle, Macey Newbary, Jolie Duong and Renee Poirier stymied the Butler offense, scattering six hits in the afternoon. Newbary tossed the first three innings before Duong entered. The rookie from Houston, Texas allowed just one hit in 2.0 innings of work while fanning a pair of Bulldogs. Poirier returned to form to shut the door through the final two innings, giving up just one hit as well. Butler captured an early lead for the second day in-a-row with a two-spot in the bottom of the first. Gonzalez provided a response for the Black Knights the following inning when she cut the lead in half with an RBI single that plated Ballesteros. Read more.