After a long road trip that ended with a 2-6 stretch, the Eastern Michigan softball team returned home over the weekend and found some comfort finishing the weekend with a 3-1 record.
The Eagles swept a doubleheader against MAC rival Buffalo on Friday, winning game one 15-7 and game two 5-2. EMU then split the doubleheader on Saturday against another conference rival in Kent State losing game one 2-1 in 11 innings before countering in game two with a 2-0 win over the Golden Flashes.
The three wins also mark the first home wins for EMU this season.
EMU cruised to a 15-7 win in five innings in the first game versus Buffalo on Friday as a seven run third inning for the Eagles extended a 5-3 lead to a 12-3 lead. First baseman Abi Clark led the offense with four hits and two RBIs with catcher Taylor Wagner following with three hits and three RBIs. The team recorded 18 hits in the contest as a whole.
The Eagles used another big inning in game two versus Buffalo, after a three run fifth inning thanks to back-to-back home runs from Jenn Lucas and Michelle Kriegshauser broke a 2-2 tie.
Alyssa Huntley earned the win in game two after pitching 2 2/3 innings with only one hit given up in relief of freshman Trisha Trujillo. Lindsay Rich earned the win in the first game after going all five innings.
Due to weather reports of rain on Sunday, EMU and Kent State decided to play both scheduled games on Saturday.
The Eagles fell in game one 2-1 in 11 innings after an error on second base allowed the winning run to score. Trisha Trujillo pitched all 11 innings for EMU, giving up seven hits and only one earned run in the loss.
Lindsay Rich earned her second win of the weekend on the mound in game two, pitching a complete game shutout in an EMU 2-1 victory. A Kriegshauser home run in the first inning and a Clark RBI double in the third were all Rich needed, going the distance in the seven hit shutout win.
With the success over the weekend, the Eagles now improve to 13-25 on the season, and 4-7 in MAC play. The homestand will continue Wednesday as EMU plays host to another doubleheader, this time hosting Youngstown State. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday.