Bucknell University

BOSTON, Mass.- The Bucknell Bison softball team (15-23, 6-7 Patriot League) played six of seven innings evenly with the league-leading Boston Terriers (38-4, 10-0 Patriot League), but a seven-run blowout the fifth frame unlocked victory for Boston.

Summary of the game

Madison Roukey started the game for Bucknell and pitched four scoreless innings against a deadly Boston offense. The junior pitcher ran into temporary trouble in the fourth inning, but caused a flyout, leaving the bases loaded.

Bella Radican broke up Boston’s no-hitter in the fifth inning with an expertly placed single to right field.

Boston scored seven runs in their fifth frame. A flyout started the inning and was followed by a walk and a single. Hunter Vestal came into the circle and walked, loading the bases. An RBI grounder accounted for the first run. Another walk loaded the bases again. A single up the middle accounted for two runs. A mistake by Brooke Popella scored another point. A walk took place that chased and brought Vestal Sarah Zimmerman in the circle. The freshman walked a batter to score the fifth run. A single to right center field accounted for the final two runs.

The Bison managed just one hit in the last two innings.

Next one

The Bison and Terriers meet tomorrow in a doubleheader starting at noon.