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Eddleston's Two Complete Games Propels Softball Past Clark

Eddleston's Two Complete Games Propels Softball Past Clark

THE BASICS

Scores: Game 1: Emerson 1, Clark 0

Game 2: Emerson 4, Clark 1

Records: Emerson Lions (17-16, 7-9 NEWMAC) ; Clark Cougars (9-21, 3-13 NEWMAC)

Pitching Decisions: Game 1: W: Neely Eddleston (10-7) : L: Taylor Erickson (3-6)

Game 2: W: Neely Eddleston (11-7) L: Sarah Woods (2-10)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

Date: April 19th, 2019

The Lead: Neely Eddleston (West Wareham, Mass.) pitched two completely games to lift the Lions past it's NEWMAC opponent Clark Cougars on Friday, bringing the Lions record to 7-9 in conference play.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Eddleston pitched a complete game shut out in game one, striking out four batters and scattering six hits.
  • Micaela Dix (White House Station, N.J.) was the only Lion with multiple hits, as well as the only players to score a run.
  • Christina Kopacz and Olivia Barksdale each had two this for the Cougars. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The score remained tied at zero until the second inning, with both teams threatening throughout the game but neither able to put a runner across home plate.
  • Emerson opened up the bottom of the seventh frame with a double by Dix. Mallory Shofi (Ridgefield, Conn.) bunted a single that moved Dix over to third and Shofi reached first.
  • With Morgan Mitchell (Riverton, Utah) up to bat, a wild pitch gave Dix enough time to run home and score the games winning run, walking off at 1-0 for the Lions.

Game 2: 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Eddleston earned her second win of the day, pitching even innings, scattering five hits, allowing on run and striking out four batters.
  • Emerson's lone RBI came from Lexi Semanchik (Flemington, N.J.) , while four players had hits for the Lions.
  • Clark's only RBI came from JC Urella, who launched a home run to center field as one of five Cougar hits.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson grabbed two runs in the bottom of the third inning when Marisa DeFranco reached on an error that brought home Dix and Morgan Mitchell, taking a 2-0 lead.
  • The Lions added one more when Semanchik walked to bringing home Shofi.
  • Clark grabbed a run back in the top of the sixth inning through Urella's home run, cutting the Lions lead to 3-1.
  • The Lions got the ruin back in the bottom of the frame when Shofi and Calli Pratt executed a double steal that had Pratt cross the plate before Shofi was tagged out, giving the Lions the 4-1 lead.
  • Eddleston closed out the top of the seventh, earning her second complete game victory on the day and the Lions the sweep over Clark.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson's originally scheduled doubleheader for Saturday has been postponed due to expected inclement weather, and will now be played against Wheaton (Mass.) on Tuesday, with the games starting at 3:30.