Softball News & Highlights
April 12, 2014
Eagles Drop Doubleheader Against King's
Eastern and King’s entered Saturday locked at 4-4 in the Freedom Conference, but with the sweep, King’s pulled into fourth in the conference while Eastern slid back to sixth. Eastern has two conference series remaining on their schedule. They have to face Manhattanville and DeSales, two teams the Eagles are chasing for a playoff spot.
The Eagles tallied seven hits in the first game and then six in the second game. Kaley Snyder batted 2-for-4 and Ashton Tomlinson went 2-for-3 in the first game. In game two, Kasey Williams led the Eagles offensively. Williams batted 2-for-3 with a two-RBIs and a solo home run in the fifth inning.
The Eagles stranded 10 runners in game one and had four innings with at least two runners on base. Pitcher Alyssa Welsh took the loss, striking out two while walking two and allowing 10 hits.
In the second game, neither team was successful at the plate through the first three innings. Eagles pitcher Haleigh Williams, after giving up a leadoff single, retired the next nine King’s batters in order. However, in the fourth inning, King’s batted around, scoring six runs on five hits and two errors. The Eagles got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI-single by Tomlinson and an RBI-groundout by Welsh.
Kasey Williams hit a two-out solo homer to left field in the fifth to bring the Eagles within three, 6-3. In the top of the seventh, King’s had another big inning, scoring five runs on five hits.
Eastern is back in action on Tuesday when they host Haverford College at 3 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, 12 April 2014