Softball News & Highlights
May 04, 2012
Eagles Lose By Slimmest Of Margins
Since the Freedom Championship tournament is a single elimination tournament, the Eagles season continues tomorrow against the winner of the King's and Manhattanville elimination game. For Eastern to win the Freedom Conference Championships, they will need to beat the winner of the King's/Manhattanville game and then beat Misericordia twice.
The Eagles trailed Misericordia 6-4 in the top of the seventh, but quickly loaded the bases. Jaime Schwartz slapped a liner down the third base line that most likely would have scored two runs and tied the game, but Misericordia's third baseman Kristi Seiler knocked the ball down and recorded the force out at third base. The Eagles picked up one run on the play, but were not able to score the tying run.
Balls continued to fly out of the park on Saturday afternoon. After six home runs were hit in Eastern's first game of the day, five more were sent over the fence in the second game. Three Misericordia players knocked home runs while Eastern's Maggie McGowan hit her second home run of the day, and sixth of the year, and Tori Jacobson hit her second home run of the season.
McGowan's two-run blast put the Eagles on the board in the top of the first. Jacobson doubled the Eagles' score in the fourth inning with her two-run homer. Eastern's 4-2 lead disappeared in the bottom of the fifth when Misericordia's Jill Castaldi and Kristi Seiler each hit two-run home runs off of Eastern pitcher Janelle Fair. Fair, pitching in her second game of the day, picked up the loss. She stuck out four batters and walked none, allowing six runs, three of which were earned.
The Eagles will play Saturday after the completion of the 9 am King's/Manhattanville game.
Updated: Friday, 04 May 2012