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Softball Splits NEWMAC Doubleheader With Bears

Softball Splits NEWMAC Doubleheader With Bears


Game One Score: Emerson 9, Coast Guard 0 (5 innings)

Game Two Score:  Coast Guard 5, Emerson 2

Records: Emerson Lions (11-14 2-7 NEWMAC) ; Coast Guard Bears (14-12 / 6-4 NEWMAC)

Pitching Decisions:  Game 1: W: Karagan Knowles (4-5)l L: Sydney Arendt (6-7)

Game 2: W: Julia Ferris (8-5) : L Neely Eddleston (6-6) 

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field) 

Date: Friday, April 6th, 2019

The Lead:  Emerson's softball team split a doubleheader on Saturday, taking the first game against Coast Guard 9-0 behind a three RBI game from Lexi Semanchik (Flemington, N.J.).

Game 1


  • Karagan Knowles (Tucson, Ariz.)  earned the victory for the Lions, pitching five innings, striking out six batters and only allowing one hit. 
  • Sydney Arendt took the loss, allowing eight hits and four earned runs over 3.2 innings pitched.
  • Lexi Semanchik led the Lions with three hits in three at bats.  She also had three RBIs.  
  • Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.), Lindsey Lowe (Porter Ranch, Calif.), and Calli Pratt (Dighton, Mass.) each had two RBIs while Marisa DeFranco had two hits. 


  • Emerson scored the first run of the game on a Semanchik single in the first inning that brought home Leonardos.
  • A pair of doubles by Leonardos and Semanchik added two more runs in the bottom of the third before a Pratt single brought home Semanchik, giving Emerson a 4-0 lead after three innings.
  • The Lions added five more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning behind a Lowe single to left field that brought some two runs. 
  • Emerson lead by nine after five innings, giving them the victory. 



  • Julia Ferris earned the win for Coast Guard, scattering seven this over a seven inning complete game and striking out two batters.
  • Neely Eddleston took the loss, scattering eight hits.
  • DeFranco led all players with two hits for the Lions. 
  • Maggie Perez had two RBIs for the Bears.


  • Coast Guard scored all of their runs in the first inning.  Sowers reached first on an error with the bases loaded that brought home two runs. 
  • A Perez double brought home two more runs before a Kylie Vavarek double brought home Perez and gave Coast Guard a 5-0 lead.
  • Emerson scored on two sacrifice flies, one in the first inning by Leonardos that brought home DeFranco and one in the fifth by Lowe that also brought home DeFranco.
  • Coast Guard won the game 5-2, giving the teams a split of the doubleheader.


  • Emerson is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Wellesley to make-up the second part of a doubleheader that was rained out due to rain.  The game will start at 4:30.