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Softball News & Highlights

March 23, 2013

Quick Start Not Enough for Softball


Kasey Williams had a pair of hits and 2 RBIs in her return to the lineup Saturday.

MADISON, N.J.- A four-run first inning got things off to a good start, but Eastern University Softball was unable to build on that momentum, and the host FDU-Florham Devils rallied to sweep the Freedom Conference doubleheader. FDU-used a five-run third to take the first game 9-5. The Devils scored twice in the third in the second game for a 3-1 win.

Jessi Baker was 4-for-7 in the leadoff spot for the Eagles. The junior outfielder singled to the pitcher to start the afternoon. Kasey Bakerdropped a bunt to move her to second, but th speedy freshman beat out the throw to put two runners on for the heart of the Eastern order. After Emily Houck lined out, Janelle Fair knocked in Baker with a double to left center. After Katelyn Donald walked, Kasey Williams singled down the left field line to drive in two. The Eagles scored a fourth run on an error.

FDU scored a run in the bottom of the inning without hitting a ball out of the infield. Fair escaped further damage and the Eagles held a 4-1 lead going into the bottomof the third. The Devils scored three of the five runs in the decisive frame after two were retired. 

The Eastern offense was unable to answer in the bottom of the inning and FDU tacked on another run with a solo home run from Jenna Apello with one out in the fourth. The FDU reached 9-4 with two more runs in the seventh before the Eagles grabbed a single run back in the seventh for the final 9-5 margin.

After giving up 10 hits in the first game, Fair bounced back and scattered five hits and gave up only a single earned run in the second game. FDU pitcher Sidney Worek was up to the challenge. The freshman struck out nine Eastern hitters and allowed only four hits for the win. 

Eastern grabbed a 1-0 lead on an unearned run in the top of the first. FDU hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the frame to tie the game.  FDU scored a pair of unearned runs in the third inning.

Williams singled with one out in the top of the fourth, and she would be the last player for either team to reach base. The Eagles (4-10, 0-4 Freedom) are scheduled to host Widener in a non-league doubleheader on Monday. Follow @EUEagles on Twitter (#EUSB) to get the most recent announcements on scores and schedule updates (Local weather forecasts seem daunting for Monday.).

Game One Box
Game Two Box

Updated: Saturday, 23 March 2013


Brittany Stroop

Brittany Stroop

Coach Stroop is in her fourth year at the helm of the Eastern University Softball program for 2012-13.

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