Softball News & Highlights
April 05, 2014
Eagles Split Doubleheader With Aggies
Freshman pitcher Alyssa Welsh took the decision in both games, striking out nine batters over the course of both games. Welsh allowed 13 hits in game two, but scattered them over seven innings to allow just four runs.
Eastern center fielder Michelle Stehman and shortstop Emily Houck each went 4-for-8 on the day, going 2-for-4 in each game.
Errors hurt in the Eagles in game one. The Eagles committed four errors leading to four unearned runs. In game two, the Eagles committed five errors, but those errors only resulted in two earned runs.
In game one, the Eagles led 3-2 going into the bottom of the fourth, but the Aggies capitalized on two Eagles’ errors to score all four of their unearned runs in the inning. The Aggies added two more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Eagles got a run back in the top of the seventh with an RBI-single by Paula Redmon.
In game two, the Eagles led off with three runs in the top of the first. Emily Houck and Karlee Kerchersky had back-to-back RBI singles and Melinda Kreimer had a sac fly that scored Houck. The Eagles added one more run on an error in the top of the fourth.
Welsh held the Aggies scoreless through four innings while twice escaping bases-loaded jams.
Eastern added two runs in the fifth with an RBI-triple by Ashton Tomlinson and an RBI-groundout by Kreimer that scored Tomlinson. Del Val matched the Eagles with two runs in the bottom of the inning and then Eastern responded with two more runs in the top of the sixth to go up 8-2. The Aggies tallied a run in the bottom of the sixth and seventh, but Welsh again escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh to clinch the win.
The Eagles, now 11-10 and 4-4 in the Freedom Conference, are scheduled to play Swarthmore College on Tuesday, Cairn University on Wednesday and King’s College on Saturday.
Updated: Sunday, 06 April 2014