|Big game at the plate for Vanessa Cardoza|
Canisius 1 (5)
The Monmouth Hawks won a run rule game over the host Canisius Golden Griffins Thursday to advance to the winners' bracket.
This game was All Monmouth All The Time as the Hawks stunned the host Griffs 12-1, pounding out 13 hits. A muffed fly ball scored them a run in the first inning, but it was a five run third inning that saw Monmouth run away with the tournament game. They would add another four in the fourth inning, and two more in the fifth to end the game early. Vanessa Cardoza and Chloe Howerth both drove home three runs, but everyone in the Hawk lineup contributed. Sydney Underhill earned her second win of the tournament.
Monmouth will play Fairield Friday morning in the winners' bracket game. The two teams have already played four times this season, splitting those games. Canisius will face Manhattan Thursday in an elimination game.