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Softball faces Wash U in home opener

March 24, 2017

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

The Fighting Scots softball team returned to action after their trip to Florida with a double header matchup against Washington University.

Washington got on the board early with an RBI single from Taylor Arends to put the Bears up 1-0 in the first inning. In the third inning, the Bears added to their lead with an RBI single from Hannah Mehrle to increase their lead to 2-0. But that score didn’t stick for long, in the same inning Washington continued to add to their lead with a two RBI single from Hera Tang to make the score 4-0. The Bears would tack on two more runs in the fifth inning to go into the bottom half of the inning with a commanding 6-0 lead. The Fighting Scots would put their only run of the first game on the board in the fifth with an RBI single from Catcher Rebecca Gallis. The Scots would drop the first of the double header by a final of 7-1.

The second game of the double header saw more scoring from both sides. Washington once again produced runs early in the game as they scored four big runs in the first inning. In the bottom half of the first inning, Rebecca Gallis reached safely on an error by Washington that allowed Gianna Drager to cross home plate and put a run on the board. Washington further built their lead adding a pair of runs in the second inning. The first run came off an RBI single to left field by Mikaela Arredondo and the second run of the inning was the product of a sacrifice fly by Hera Tang that allowed the runner to tag up and reach home safely. The Fighting Scots offense erupted in the fifth inning as Laura Dulee started off the scoring spree with an RBI single. Rebecca Gallis then drove in another run on a fielder’s choice, followed by Morgan Throop’s RBI single. Chelsea Lee finished off the big inning with a sacrifice fly to bring the fourth and final run of the inning home. The Scots would add on two more runs in seventh inning but the early lead built by Washington was too much to overcome as they would be defeated by the Bears 11-7.

The Scots return to action on Wednesday, March 29 with a double header at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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