Setting the Scene
Seahawk Softball Classic
Where: Boseman Field (Wilmington, N.C.)
When: Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, Feb. 25

Bucknell Schedule
Friday, Feb. 23
10 a.m. | Bucknell vs. Maine | Live Stats
5:30 p.m. | Bucknell vs. Longwood | Live Stats
Saturday, Feb. 24
3 p.m. | Bucknell vs. Maine | Live Stats
5:30 p.m. | Bucknell vs. Longwood | Live Stats
Sunday, Feb. 25
11:30 a.m. | Bucknell at UNCW | Live Stats

About the Bison
• Bucknell is 1-4 after opening the season with five games at the Campbell Invitational. The Bison won their first game 7-3 over the host Camels, but then dropped the next four to Campbell, Morehead State (twice), and Northern Kentucky, all by two runs or less.
• Sophomore Raeanne Geffert was named the season’s first Patriot League Pitcher of the Week after going 1-1 with a 1.12 ERA in three appearances. She struck out 10 batters and didn’t issue a walk.
• Senior Meghan Kovac led the Bison offensively, going 7-16 with two home runs, three doubles, and four RBIs. She now has 108 career RBIs, breaking the program’s previous record of 107.
• Senior Taylor Langtry made her first pitching appearance since her freshman season after missing multiple seasons with injuries. She pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in her return.
• Junior Lauren Hadley had a solid five-game stretch at the plate, hitting .313 (5-16) with three walks.

Scouting the Opponents
Maine will play its season opener against the Bison on Friday. The Black Bears went 19-25 overall and 10-6 in the America East last season. They tied for second in this season’s America East Preseason Poll.
Longwood is the three-time defending Big South champion and NCAA Tournament qualifier. The Lancers are 4-1 with wins over Northern Illinois (twice), DePaul, and Iona, and a loss to College of Charleston.
UNCW is 2-2 with two wins over Radford and losses to Dayton and Charlotte. The Seahawks went 35-20-1 overall and 10-9 in the CAA last season.

Series History with the Opponents
• Bucknell is 1-0 all-time against Maine, winning the only meeting between the teams 6-1 in 2003.
Longwood is 5-0 in the all-time series with Bucknell, but the teams haven’t played since 2013.
UNCW is 6-3 all-time against Bucknell. The Bison won the final two of three games between the teams in 2016.

Up Next
• Bucknell will play five games at Towson’s Tiger Clash on March 2-4. The Bison will play two games against Quinnipiac, two against St. John’s, and one against Towson.