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Softball News & Highlights

March 24, 2014

Eagles Can't Tame Pride

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Freshman catcher Karlee Kerchersky slugged her fourth home run of the season on Monday.

CHESTER, Pa.--Emily Houck and Karlee Kerchersky homered for Eastern Softball on Monday, but the two blasts weren't enough to keep the Widener University Pride at bay.

The Pride took Monday's doubleheader 5-2 and 9-7.

Houck and Kerchersky hit their homeruns in game two of the doubleheader. Houck led off the third inning with a homer to left, her second of the year. Kerchersky smashed a three-run home run in the top of the fourth that put Eastern ahead 7-1.

However, the Eagles couldn't lock the game down and Widener rallied for two runs in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Eagles picked up a hit in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, but couldn't bring any more runs home.

Four Eagles had multiple hits in the second game: Erica Pyla-Gibson went 2-for-5 in the lead-off spot, Houck went 2-for-2, Kerchersky went 2-for-4 and Haleigh Williams went 2-for-3. Kerchersky beefed up her season slugging percentage to .660 with the home run and a double.

Haleigh Williams started game two and pitched four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk. Ashton Tomlinson made her first pitching appearance of the year in relief, but picked up the loss after allowing six runs, only one of which was earned. The Eagles committed six errors in their final two innings on defense.

The Eagles struggled to generate offense in the first game, recording just four hits and striking out nine times against Widener's Alexis Schengrund.

The Eagles scored a run in the second inning with an RBI double by Pyla-Gibson and in the third inning Kelsey Clever scored from first base after a steal and an error.

Eastern looks to rebound on Wednesday when Alvernia University comes to town for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

 

Updated: Monday, 24 March 2014

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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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