Softball News & Highlights
April 03, 2013
Williams' Hits Power Eagles to Split
Janelle Fair knocked in Williams with an RBI double in the first inning of the opening game, and the Eagles picked up a pair of unearned runs in the fourth inning, but the Cavaliers scored six times in their final three at bats to escape with an 8-3 win and even the season series at 1-1. Eastern won a neutral-site game 5-0 on the 5th of March.
The Eagles (6-14) entered the day with only 11 extra-base hits. Williams put the Eagles up with a two-run home run in the top of the first. The home run was the third of the year for the Eagles and the first of Williams' career. Cabrini scored a single tally in the bottom of the first to halve the Eastern advantage.
Williams hit a one-out triple in the third and Fair hit a ball hard, but her line drive went right to short, and the Eagles could not stretch their lead.
The Eagles finally put together a rally in fourth. Paula Redmon singles to lead off, and Katelyn Donald put together a great at bat and took the eighth pitch of her at bat the other way for a single. After Erica Chopas and Jessi Baker reached on errors, Williams came to the plate with two outs and no open bases. Williams drove a 1-1 pitch to right-center for a 2-RBI double. Fair singled to left to drive in Baker and Williams. Fair scored the sixth and final run of the inning on a wild pitch.
The Cavaliers answered with three runs on four hits in the bottom of the inning, but Fair struck out the final batter of the inning to strand two Cabrini base-runners. Fair picked up her sixth win of the year with the six strikeout performance.
Williams flied to center field in her seventh plate appearance of the afternoon. She leads the Eagles with a .388 average.
Updated: Wednesday, 03 April 2013