Softball notches first MAC Victory

The Eastern Michigan softball team earned its first MAC victory Friday with a 4-3 victory over Akron.

The Eagles were meant to play a doubleheader on Friday versus Akron, but the second game was cancelled due to rain and will not be rescheduled.

The game that was played opened with the Eagles jumping out to a 3-0 lead after three innings after Michelle Kriegshauser stole home in the top of the first inning. Katy Wyman and Taylor Wagner each notched RBI singles in the top of the third inning to reach the early 3-0 lead.

Akron rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning after Pearson drove in Chelsea Wildey on a single and later scored Taryn Allmon homered to deep left center to tie the score at three.

EMU countered in the top of the seventh as Brandice Olmos hit a pinch-hit home run with one out to regain the lead for the Eagles.

Alyssa Huntley earned the victory after pitching the final two innings in relief of Lindsay Rich.

Eastern Michigan improves to 9-19 on the season with a 1-2 record in MAC play while Akron falls to 12-16 and 0-3 in the MAC.

EMU finishes off the weekend with two games at the University of Ohio Saturday and Sunday before returning to Michigan on Tuesday for a road game at the University of Michigan.

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