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Softball team shows grit in taking first ODAC wins

After starting the ODAC season with three losses and one tie, EMU’s softball women came up with a huge sweep on Tuesday, winning two games at Randolph College in Lynchburg. The WildCats had entered the day in first place in the conference with a 4-0 record. EMU 9, Randolph 6 The women gave up a big lead in the first game, before coming back for the victory. T ...More

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Baseball, Softball Garner All-ODAC Awards

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) baseball and softball teams combined for eight all-conference awards following the 2013 season. Softball Senior Courtney Allman (Mt. Solon, VA/Fort Defiance) leaves with her first-ever All-ODAC First Team honor, a ...More

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Allman Leads Sweep Of No. 16 Lynchburg On Senior Day

EMU’s offense and defense came together on Senior Day, as the Lady Royals swept No. 16 Lynchburg College.  The women close the regular season on a five-game winning streak and will open play as the No. 8 seed in the ODAC Tournament on Friday against top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan. The last time Eastern Mennonite entered the ODAC tourney as the No. 8 seed, they won four straight game ...More

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EMU Softball Sweeps Mary Baldwin

The EMU women stretched their winning streak to six games Wednesday, sweeping a pair of non-conference games from Mary Baldwin in Harrisonburg.  The Lady Royals are now 9-5 overall with four of the games from the winning streak being mercy-shortened contests. EMU 10, Mary Baldwin 1 – 5 innings The women scored once in the first, but broke through in the second. ...More

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Softball Splits Series in Virginia Beach

Two more tight games left the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Lady Royals with another split at the Beach Blast in Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  EMU now has quality wins over Methodist and Allegheny in their tough non-conference schedule as they prepare for their home opener this week. EMU 8, Allegheny 6 The Lady Royals picked up an impress ...More

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EMU Sweeps Randolph-Macon, Heads to ODAC Tournament

The hitting was in fine form Tuesday night.  Wednesday on Senior Day, the pitching followed suit in a sweep of Randolph-Macon.  With the wins, Eastern Mennonite clinched the sixth seed in this weekend’s ODAC Tournament and earned a repeat date with the Yellow Jackets, who finished as the third seed.  The teams will play Friday at 2:00pm in Salem.  The double elimination tourney culmin ...More

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Smith Named ODAC Pitcher of the Week

Eastern Mennonite softball pitcher Molly Smith (Elkton, VA/Spotswood) didn’t allow a run in three appearances last week.  On Monday, April 9, she was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Pitcher of the Week for her efforts. Smith threw a pair of complete game shutouts la ...More

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Lee, Jenkins Score In 2-0 Win Over Hornets

Wednesday was a pitchers’ duel to the fullest.  But visiting Shenandoah made two mistakes and EMU took advantage for a 2-0 win.  A line of thunderstorms rolled through Harrisonburg then, cancelling game two of the doubleheader. The Lady Royals got a single in the first and a pair in the second, but SU starter Brooke Over got out of the jam each time.  Lisa Lee (Buck ...More

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Crews Hits Walk-Off, Royals Split with BC

For the all the hype for Thursday’s doubleheader with rival Bridgewater College at JMU’s Veterans Memorial Park, the Lady Royals came out a little flat.  EMU dropped the opener, but came from behind in the nightcap, taking a 3-2 win with a run in the bottom of the seventh. Bridgewater 8, EMU 0 Despite being out-hit only 10-8, Eastern Mennonite couldn&# ...More

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Royals 14-2 on Season, Sweep York

EMU’s softball women got busy building another winning streak Sunday, taking apart the York (Pa.) Spartans.  The Lady Royals had 11 hits in each game of the two-game sweep. EMU 13, York 1 After a disappointing split against Mary Washington on Saturday, the women got their bats going quickly in their home opener.  ...More