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Emory & Henry Softball Splits A Pair Of Games Monday In Spring Break Tournament

Wasps defeat Penn State-Fayette, 15-1, in second game of the day

Bethany Anderson

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Emory & Henry College Softball Team (1-3) split its first pair of games Monday at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Break Tournament at the Pepper Geddings Recreational Center. The Wasps fell, 9-7, to the Raiders of Rivier Univeristy in the first game of the day but bounced back to run-rule the Roaring Lions of Penn State-Fayette, 15-1 in five innings.

Game One – Rivier 9, Emory & Henry 7

Emory & Henry got home runs from senior catcher Ashley Ebersole (Maurertown, Va.) and freshman first baseman Taylor Doss (Damascus, Va.) to score three runs in the third inning but it wasn’t enough as Rivier picked up the 9-7 victory. Ebersole and Doss each had three RBI in the game while sophomore shortstop Bethany Anderson (Dublin, Va.) went two-for-three with three runs scored.

Sophomore Brandy Bryant (Salem, Va.) pitched six innings in the loss allowing nine runs on six hits, while striking out seven.

Game Two – Emory & Henry 15, Penn State-Fayette 1 (5 innings)

Doss hit a three-run home run as she went two-for-three with three runs scored to lead Emory & Henry to a 15-1 run-ruling of Penn State-Fayette. Junior second baseman Martha Fluharty (Halifax, N.C.) was two-for-four with a double and four RBI while Ebersole had a double and plated a pair of runs.

The Wasps scored a run in the first inning, five more in the second and exploded for nine runs in the third frame.

Sophomore Katie Grimm (Staunton, Va.) scattered three hits over five innings of work allowing just one unearned run while striking out seven. She helped her cause at the plate, going two-for-two and scoring twice.

Emory & Henry will continue its schedule tomorrow with a pair of contests against Penn State-Altoona (9:30 a.m.) and Penn State-Beaver (11:30 a.m.).

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