EMU suffers two back-to-back tourney losses

The Eastern Michigan University softball team (0-4) suffered two back-to-back losses Saturday during the second day of Texas A&M Tournament play.

In game one, the Missouri State Bears took the Eagles down 4-1. Junior Abby Davidson is credited with the solo run with one hit each by Abi Clark, Michelle Kriegshauser and Lindsay Rich.

The Bears, Chelsea Thomas, scored the first run at the bottom of the second with Erin Duewel hitting a left field foul ball inducing a second run for Missouri.

EMU’s Abby Davidson responded in the fourth bringing the score 2-1, but the Eagles just couldn’t make the grade after a pitching change for Missouri struck out the next two hitters, leaving two bases loaded.

At the top of the sixth, it looked as if the Eagles were in a good scoring position with two bases loaded after two walks, but the Bears shut them down and took to the dugout.

Missouri’s Thomas went 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring the final two runs and taking the win for the Bears.

Game two would be equally bad for EMU, losing to No. 23 Texas A&M 8-0.

Texas turned two hits into three runs at the bottom of the first. Eastern tried responding when Rich’s solo hit got her on base, but the rest of the ladies were unable to drive her home.

At the bottom of the third, Texas extended their lead 3-0. The next two innings would remain scoreless until A&M pulled out the remaining runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Eagles will take on Penn State to close out the tournament on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT.

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