Bomhardt homers send Hawks soaring over Saint Peter’s


Coastal Point • Submitted by Gabe Rhodes: IRHS grad Eliza ‘The Lizard’ Bomhardt hit her first and second career home runs for the University of Hartford softball team on Monday, March 20.Coastal Point • Submitted by Gabe Rhodes: IRHS grad Eliza ‘The Lizard’ Bomhardt hit her first and second career home runs for the University of Hartford softball team on Monday, March 20.After recording her first NCAA career hit earlier this month, Indian River High School graduate and current University of Hartford freshman Eliza Bomhardt tallied her first career home run in the second inning of a game against Saint Peter’s on Monday, March 20.

Then, in the seventh inning of the same game, she tallied her second.

After the team fell behind 1-0 early, Bomhardt’s second-inning shot scored two runs, to put the Hawks up 2-1.

The Peacocks would go on to rack up seven runs in the fourth inning and take control of the game with an 8-5 lead.

That’s when “The Lizard” took the plate — this time to knock a three-run homer and give her squad a 10-8 lead, sparking a 10-run rally as the Hawks went on to pull out an eventual 15-9 victory in comeback fashion.

Bomhardt would finish 2-4 with five RBIs in the game as Hartford would go on to split the series with Saint Peters, falling to the Peacocks 10-1 in the second match of a same-day double-header.

Bomhardt and the Hawks this week were getting ready for the Marist Invitational, scheduled for Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. They’ll take on Marist University and Harvard University in that tournament.