The Eastern Michigan University softball team (14-18,2-1) battled against Kent State (16-16,3-0) this weekend. The Eagles were victorious with a score of 7-4, leading the team was Jessica Richards, at third base, with three runs. Pitcher, Lindsey Rich pitched a solid game allowing just six hits on four runs. She also pitched five strikeouts and three balls on base.
The Eagles took a commanding lead in the first inning, scoring two runs. By the third inning the Eagles added three more runs
to their score and never looked back. For Kent State, their pitching core rotated three of their best pitchers, each allowing one run and multiple hits.
Center fielder Katy Blaharski also performed well. With three at bats, she had one double, one RBI and two runs. With the help of her teammates, Amanda Herron and Richards, combined for three RBIs, four hits and four runs, which helped project the Eagles to a win over the Golden Flashes.
With both teams fielding similarly, the only advantages KSU had over the Eagles was its on-field assist with 11-to-9. Also KSU pitched three more strikeouts with a total of eight, to the Eagles’ five. Both clubs allowed two errors a piece.
The Eagles’ next opponents will be the Huskies of Northern Illinois (13-18, 1-2 MAC). The Huskies have been on a skid, losing eight of their last ten games. But they come into the April 6 game against the Eagles with a 12-5 win over Ball State.
The Eagles will have to watch out for the hitting of sophomores Stephanie Tofft and Nicole Gremillion. They are both hitting
around .400 and each have three homeruns. Also leading their team in homeruns with eight is Shelby Miller.
The Eagles and Huskies will face off Friday, April 6. The first game will begin at 1 p.m. with the second scheduled for 6 p.m.