Emory Softball Posts Two Wins -- Stands 6-0
The Emory softball team ran its season record to 6-0 following
two wins on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles opened the final day
of the Emory Softball Classic with a 5-1 triumph over Peace College
before recording a five-inning, 11-1 decision over Maryville
College. It marks the third time in the 13-year history of
the program that the Eagles have won their opening six games
of the season.
Sophomore third baseman Dana Goodenough provided Emory with all the offense that it needed in the opener against Peace when she blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning, scoring freshman designated player Megan Light who opened the frame with a single. It was Goodenough’s second round tripper of the year. After scoring once in the fourth, the Eagles added their final two runs in the bottom of the fifth with freshman Claire Bailey and senior Nikki Perez delivering run-producing singles. Freshman pitcher Lena Brottman raised her record to 3-0 with another solid complete-game performance, giving up five hits and fanning three while not issuing any walks. In 20 innings of work this season, she has compiled an ERA of 0.35, giving up just one earned run and striking out 19 opponents.
Against Maryville, junior left fielder Jessica Thomas went 3-for-3 at the plate with five RBIs. Thomas knocked in single runs in the second and third innings before socking a three-run homer as part of a four-run fourth inning. Light continued her torrid offensive playing, picking up two hits while driving in a pair of runs. Thus far after six games, Light is hitting at a .500 clip (9-for-18) and has registered a team-high 11 RBIs. Junior Bridget Holloway started on the mound and racked up her third win of the year, surrendering six hits and fanning one.
Emory returns to action next Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 26-27) when it competes in the Birmingham Southern Invitational.