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Softball News & Highlights

April 27, 2013

Fair Homers Twice In Senior Day Sweep


Eastern Softball players gathered as a team with senior Janelle Fair to celebrate her career.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.--It was a fitting end to a productive career on Saturday for pitcher Janelle Fair. Fair, the lone senior on Eastern Softball's roster, secured a doubleheader sweep after turning a 1-6-3 game-ending double play. Fair won both pitching decisions of the day and hit 3-for-5 with two home runs as the Eagles swept the Delaware Valley College Aggies 4-0 and 8-4.

Fair left her mark on the program and the record book. As a pitcher, Fair set Eastern's all-time career marks for wins (44), innings pitched (586), strikeouts (492) and shutouts (13). At the plate, she finished in first for runs scored (96) and second in batting average (.375), hits (155), home runs (16) and ob% (.432).

In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, the Eagles scored in the bottom of the first inning off an RBI-double by Emily Houck. Houck helped Fair escape a bases-loaded jam in the third with a nice pick near third base to end the inning and keep the Aggies scoreless.

The Eagles went up 2-0 with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth, and Katelyn Donald doubled their score with a home run over the left field fence. Fair kept the shutout intact the rest of the way, striking out five in the first game.

In game two, Fair made it clear right away that she was going out with a bang. Leading off the second inning, Fair launched a ball into the woods behind the left field fence to put Eastern up 1-0. Catcher Erin Johnson blasted a double to centerfield later in the inning to score Paula Redmon from first.

Delaware Valley tied the game at 2-2 in the third, but in the bottom of the inning, Fair put two more runs on the scoreboard for Eastern, literally. Fair took Aggies' pitcher Whitney Stacey deep for the second time, plunking the home run off the scoreboard in left center.

The Eagles batted around in the fifth, scoring four runs to pull away for good. They led off the inning with back-to-back bunt hits by Kaley Snyder and Kasey Williams. The Aggies wisely intentionally walked Fair to load the bases. The Eagles scored off a sac fly, a bases-loaded walk, a bases-loaded bunt and a bases-loaded single.

With the two wins today, the Eagles finished the season 14-24 and 5-9 in the Freedom Conference.


Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score 


Updated: Friday, 07 March 2014


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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