Montclair State Routs Softball, 6-2 

Montclair State Routs Softball, 6-2 

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -  Suffolk softball suffered a 6-2 setback to Montclair State Tuesday morning at Osceola Softball Complex at THE Spring Games.  

SCORE: Suffolk 2 | Montclair State 6 
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-2) | Montclair State (2-1)  

Suffolk fell behind 1-0 after the first half inning, but made up the ground and then some in the bottom of the frame. Caitlin Murphy started things off with a triple to left field. Two batters later Jaclyn Flint leveled the playing field as she brought in Murphy on a single up the middle. The Rams would score another two hitters later as Ashley Zulla's single double the right field line scored Flint and put the blue-and-gold in front, 2-1.  

Montclair State flipped the switch once again in the top of the second with a pair of runs to grab a 3-2 lead over Suffolk.  

The back-and-forth game did not continue as the Red Hawks held Suffolk from there, added one run in the third and a pair in the sixth for the final 6-2 margin.  

  • Suffolk starter Kennedy Reyes lost her second in as many outings after giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits and walks, respectively, in 2.2 innings of action.  

  • Constance Phelan put together a two-run, six-hit, four-strikeout effort in 4.1 frames of relief work.  

  • Kiara Ruiz went the distance for the Red Hawks and secured the win. Of her 130 pitches 60.9 percent (79) were strikeouts. Ruiz's stat line red two runs on eight hits, two walks and five Ks.  


  • Murphy's bat led the way with the centerfielder producing a 3-for-4 effort with one triple for one run scored to go along with one stolen base.  

  • Kelly Keane also had a multi-hit performance with a pair of singles to her credit.  

  • Jaclyn Flint was also a contributor offensively with one hit, one RBI and one run scored.  

  • Zulla recorded one hit and one RBI.  


  • Suffolk and Montclair State met for the first time.  

  • Murphy hit her first collegiate triple.  

  • Phelan finished with a career-high four strikeouts.  


Suffolk wraps up day three of THE Spring Games tonight when it takes on Amherst at 6 p.m. at Osceola Softball Complex.