The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team split a doubleheader against No.2 ranked Harding University in a GAC doubleheader at Blossoms Field with a win of 4-0, and a loss at 12-3.

The opening match-up for UAM (32-18, 25-13 GAC) against Harding (46-6, 36-4 GAC) saw the Blossoms on the board in the first inning with a Maranda Clendenin double to center field which brought home McKenzie Rice.

Arkansas-Monticello added to its lead in the top of the fifth inning as Kendra Coleman singled to third to score Jordan Herbner for the 2-0 lead.

Rice later sealed the game off in the following inning with a two-run single to center field to give UAM the 4-0 advantage.

Coleman (W, 19-6) threw a complete game of 7 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and recording six strikeouts in the win.

The second game featured Harding recording a run in each inning of this six-inning contest. Harding started the game off scoring seven unanswered runs through five innings.

UAM recorded its first run of the contest in the bottom of the fifth on a Rice single to left field. The Blossoms notched two additional runs in the sixth inning on RBI hits from Ashton Currey and Aubree Head, but ultimately fell 12-3.

Kaylee Freeman began in the circle throwing 3 innings. Alyson Finnigan, Sara Squires, and Paisley Pratt all made relief appearances in match-up.

Arkansas-Monticello will host East Central University on April 28 in a GAC doubleheader. Game one is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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