The Rider Broncs began their 2011 season with cold bats producing only 2 hits in a 5-0 loss to Indiana University-Purdue Fort Worth at Greensboro, NC Friday.
Errors were also a problem for the Broncs; three in total led to three unearned runs. Starting pitcher Rachael Matreale surrendered 10 hits but only a pair of earned runs for Rider. Sam Pugh and Brittany Eckett had the lone hits.
Rider's scheduled game vs. Presbyterian was rained out, but will be made up Saturday.