Softball News & Highlights
April 02, 2013
Eagles End Skid; Split With Wesley
The Eagles had been the victims of an eight-game losing streak, but snapped that skid with the 10-8 win.
Senior pitcher Janelle Fair had the best day at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two walks. Fair now leads the Eagles with a .314 batting average and a .471 slugging percentage.
In game one, Eastern trailed going into the fourth, but tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fourth with Kasey Williams stealing home on a double steal and Paula Redmon hitting an RBI-groundout.
The Wesley Wolverines tacked on an unearned run in the fifth and three more runs in the sixth to take the 6-2 lead. The Eagles scored one run in the top of the seventh, but the two out rally fell short.
In game two, Eastern scored three runs to lead off the top of the first. Williams put Eastern on the board with an RBI-groundout, and Emily Houck and Ariel Polanco collected RBI-singles later in the inning. After Williams was tagged for three runs on the mound in the bottom of the first, the Eagles responded with four in the top of the second. Fair pounded a two-RBI double to left field, Paula Redmon knocked an RBI-single to left field and Houck scored on a throwing error to round out the inning.
The Wolverines bounced right back with three runs in the second and added two more in the fourth to take an 8-7 lead. The Eagles took advantage of some pitching miscues and free passes in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs. Houck batted in Janelle Fair with an RBI-single and Kasey Williams scored on an error on the play. Katie Kelsall took a bases-loaded walk to score Houck. Up 10-8, Eastern held off Wesley in the bottom of the sixth, after which the non-conference game was called because of darkness.
The Eagles jump right back into action tomorrow afternoon at Cabrini for a rescheduled doubleheader that will start at 3 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, 02 April 2013