Emory Softball Splits Doubleheader At Huntingdon
A two-out, two-run double by sophomore Dana Goodenough in the
top of the seventh inning snapped a 3-3 tie and gave the No.
2-ranked Emory softball team a 5-3 victory in the first game of a
doubleheader at Huntingdon College Tuesday afternoon. The
Hawks then used some last-inning heroics of their own in securing a
5-4 victory in the nightcap. The split leaves Emory’s
overall record at 27-2-1 while Huntingdon stands 16-8.
Freshman Lauren Gorodetsky keyed Emory’s 10-hit attack in the opener, going 3-for-3 at the plate and scoring twice. Freshman pitcher Lena Brottman earned the win, tossing a complete game and allowing just six hits while striking out 10. Emory fell behind in the bottom of the fourth when the Hawks scored all of their runs. The Eagles battled back in the top of the fifth, tying the game with the key blow a lead-off homer by junior catcher Jessica Boni, her fourth of the campaign.
In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their half of the third with a single by freshman Megan Light and a sacrifice fly by junior Jessica Thomas knocking in the runs. Huntingdon tied the contest with single tallies in the fourth and fifth frames setting the stage for a wild seventh. In the Emory half of the inning, Gorodetsky reached first after a Hawks’ error. With Gorodetsky on second and with two outs, senior Brittany Boeshore came through with a clutch two-run homer that pushed Emory out to a 4-2 advantage. It was Boeshore’s fourth round tripper of the campaign. The Eagles’ lead was short-lived however, as the Huntingdon scored three runs without seeing a batter retired in the bottom of the inning. The big blow was a two-run walk-off double by Jessica Sharker that pushed across the tying and winning runs.
Emory returns to action on Friday when it hosts LaGrange College in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m.