Softball Team Beats York College

On Sunday, March 18, the EMU softball team took on the Spartans of York College.

After the University of Mary Washington Eagles snapped their 10-game winning streak over the weekend, EMU’s women were  understandably hungry to start another streak.

In the first game of the double header, EMU quickly jumped into an insurmountable lead and never looked back.

EMU went on to win the first game 13-1. They had 11 hits and no errors in game one.

Senior Lisa Lee, Sophomore Brooke Hensley, and Junior Rachel Breeden all had doubles, while Sophomore Molly Smith and Junior Sara Jenkins were swinging for the fences.

While the Royals did end up leaving the bases loaded, it did not matter as the Spartans only managed one run in the mercy-shortened game.

In game two of the double header, the Spartans quickly righted the ship. With a pair of hits, York College jumped out to an early 1-0 lead.

EMU started the game in a bit of a lull, but again showed some aggressive hitting. Led by Lee and Junior Courtney Allman, EMU’s women were yet again ahead on the scoreboard.

Lee and Allman both had doubles; Lee recorded a triple; and Allman recorded a walk-off homerun.

The 11-hit attack eventually died off when the Spartans made some key plays on defense and scored a run in the fourth inning.

The pitching by the Royals was also in full force as Smith improved to 4-0 with four innings of work and First-Year Jordan Aylor earned her first save with three innings of work.

At the end of the impressive double header, where EMU exhibited dominance in every aspect of the game, they moved to 14-2.

The softball team returns to action with double headers on Thursday night, March 22, against Bridgewater College at JMU’s Veterans Memorial Park and on Sunday, March 25, against Sweet Briar.

-Jay Gray

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