Pioneers Wrap Up Florida Trip with Losses to Chicago and Ramapo

Posted March 21, 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday in its final two games in Clermont, Florida. The Pioneers dropped a 4-1 decision to Chicago and a 4-0 decision to Ramapo to fall to 5-3 on the season.

In the first game, UW-Platteville behind in the top of the first by a 1-0 margin until Chantal McReynolds tied it with her first homerun of the season to tie the game.

Chicago scored three times in the third, two of which came on a RBI single by Raechel Cloud. After recording two hits in the first inning, the Pioneers were held to just two hits in the final six innings in the loss.

Pioneer starter Jeni Freiburger saw her record fall to 2-2 in the loss. In her first relief appearance, Brittany Caley pitched the final three innings and surrendered just one hit.

In the second game, Ramapo scored two in the first and two more in the sixth for the 4-0 shutout win. Offensively, the Pioneers were held to just two hits by Ramapo starter Lauren Shaw. Kayla Gosdeck and Molly Rice each had a hit in the defeat.

Pioneer starter Melissa Anderson was the losing pitcher for the first time on the season. She gave up nine hits, four runs - all earned and struck out four to fall to 3-1 on the season.

Next up for UW-Platteville is a trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to wrap up Spring Break with a game against Coe on Saturday at 11 a.m. and neutral site games against Ripon on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Boxscore vs. Chicago

Boxscore vs. Ramapo