Rutgers softball defeated Hawaii 14-7 to kick-off the 2024 Mary Nutter Tournament

On Thursday, Rutgers softball (7-4) defeated Hawaii (1-5) 14-7 in the first game of the 2024 Mary Nutter Tournament.

The Scarlet Knights fell behind early in this matchup when Hawaii jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning. Rutgers got on the board in the bottom half of the second when catcher Katie Wingert added her seventh home run on the season, cutting Hawaii’s lead to three.

Wingert’s home run didn’t end the momentum for Hawaii as the Rainbow Warriors added two more runs in the top of the third, extending their lead to 6-1. The Scarlet Knights didn’t quit, adding four runs in the bottom half of the inning, cutting Hawaii’s lead to only one.


In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Scarlet Knights recorded their first lead when outfielders Jillian Anderson and Kayla Bock added back-to-back singles to give Rutgers a 7-6 lead.

Hawaii recorded their final run in the top of the sixth inning, tying the game at 7-7, but the Scarlet Knights exploded for seven runs in the bottom half to secure the victory.

With their victory, Rutgers improved to 7-4 on the season with five games remaining in the tournament.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire