A rainy day turned more somber as the softball team fell to the University of Michigan 11-1 in five innings in Ann Arbor.
The Eagles jumped out to a good start against the No. 4 ranked team in the nation Wolverines after right fielder Michelle Kriegshauser hit a home run with two outs in the top of the first inning to give the Eagles (9-22) an early 1-0 lead.
The Wolverines (34-6) soon countered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning and continued adding on runs in the following three innings including a five-run third inning before ending the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Kriegshauser’s home run ended up being the lone hit of the contest for EMU. The Eagles committed four errors as well in the defeat.
Lindsay Rich took the loss on the mound after giving up 10 runs, nine earned, on eight hits with five walks and three strikeouts.
After playing four games in four days, the Eagles will have a four-day rest before heading back out on the road to Mt. Pleasant to face conference rival Central Michigan. The first of two games is set to begin 2 p.m. Saturday.