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EU Women’s Softball Update

Over spring break, the EU Women’s Softball (EUSB) team headed down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to take part in the Fastpitch Dreams Classic. The Eagles started the weekend with a double-header against the University of Mary Washington on Feb. 29. EUSB won the first game by a score of 2-0. Ashton Tomlinson drove in the first run in the sixth inning off of a single. The second run was scored by Kelsey Clever in the same inning off of a pitching error. Later that day, the Eagles also won the second game of the double-header with a score of 5-4. Tomlinson finished with 3 hits while Clever, Erin Johnson, and Taylor Crown all finished with 2.

On Wednesday, March 2, the Eagles played another double-header against West Virginia State University. EUSB fell short both games, finishing with scores of 0-1 and 3-6. Despite the loss, EU was still able to put some hits in the book. Olivia Heffinger, Alyssa Welsh, and Deanna Laughman all finished the second game with 2 hits each.

The next few days of the tournament came with a few rough patches for the Eagles. On Thursday, March 3, they faced the University of Mary Washington once again. EUSB left 8 runners on base during the course of the game and fell to Mary Washington with a final score of 10-2. Later that day, the Eagles faced West Virginia State University for the third time during the tournament. EUSB fell to the Yellow Jackets with a score of 2-8.

On Saturday, March 5, the last day of the tournament, the Eagles started the day with a match-up against Penn State Harrisburg. EUSB was able to snap their 4-game losing streak with a 5-3 win. Laughman, Tomlinson, Welsh, and Haileigh Williams all finished with 2 hits while Kasey Williams, Leah Lozzi, and Crown all added 1 each. The Eagles finished the Fastpitch Dreams Classic with a record of 3-5.

Back in St. Davids, the Eagles’ home-opener took place on Saturday, March 12 with a match-up against York College of Pennsylvania. The Eagles lost both ends of their double header to push their record to 3-7.

Tomlinson currently leads the eagles in hitting with a batting average of .400 and a total of 10 hits. Welsh stands with a .350 average and 7 hits, while Laughman has a .308 average and adds another 8 hits. In pitching, H. Williams has accumulated 14 strikeouts thus far. EUSB will begin conference play on Saturday, March 19 against Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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