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Softball Upended In Season Opening Doubleheader

THE BASICS 

Score: Game 1: Wheaton 15, Emerson 1
Game 2: Wheaton 2, Emerson 0

Records: Emerson Lions (0-2) ; U.S. Coast Guard Academy (2-0)

Location: Norton, Mass. (Clark Field)

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021

Pitching Decisions: Game 1 WP: Sarach Pritchard (1-0) ; LP: Neely Eddleston (0-1)

Game 2: 

The Lead: Freshman Lauren Longstreet opened up the Lions season with two quick goals, but after falling behind to the Bears, Emerson was unable to overcome the deficit in their season opener, falling 17-9. 

Game 1

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Pitchers: Neely Eddleston (2.0 IP, 8H, 8R, 7ER)
Karagan Knowles (2.0 IP, 4H, 7R, 7ER)

Mallory Shofi: 2 hits 1 RBI
Morgan Mitchell: 1 hit, 1 run

Wheaton (Mass.)

Pitching: Sarah Pritchard (W, 1-0, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 4SO)

Katelyn Barton: 3 Hits, 4 Runs, 3 RBIs
Lindsay Whittles: 3 Hits, 2 Runs, 5 RBIs


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Wheaton scored four rungs in the first inning, with Katelyn Barton plated two with a double, and ended up scoring on a groundout.
  • Wheaton added four more runs in the bottom of the second, started by Lindsay Whittles who recorded two RBIs on a single.
  • Barton and Whittle reached earned more RBIs in the third inning, extending the Wheaton lead to 11-0. 
  • Wheaton added more runs in the fourth before Emerson scored their lone run on a Mallory Shofi double in the top of the fifth, plating Morgan Mitchell.

 

Game 2

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Pitching: Myranda Borque (6.0 IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 6SO)

Lexi Semanchik: 2 Hits

Calli Pratt: 2 Hits

4 Players: 1 Hit

Wheaton (Mass.)

Pitching: Emma Candelaria (7.0 IP, 8H, 7 SO)

Lindsay Whittles: 1 Hit, 2 RBI

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The game opened with two scoreless innings by both teams.  In the bottom of the third frame, Barton scored the first run on a double to center field by Whittles. 
  • Barton scored the Wheaton insurance run too, scoring after being hit by a pitch on a groundout.  
  • Emerson threatened multiple times, but was unable to provide run support for pitcher Myranda Borque, who only allowed two hits over six innings for the Lions.


UP NEXT

  • Emerson travels to Coast Guard for a doubleheader next Saturday, starting at 12:00pm.