Posted: Apr 29, 2013 4:08 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2013 6:49 PM
EUREKA, IL - The Westminster Softball team defeated Eureka in the doubleheader on April 29 in Eureka, Ill. The Blue Jays improve their record to 13-9 overall and move to 10-4 in SLIAC play.
Junior Lori Jones led-off with a home run to start the bottom of the first, giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. Jones in now tied for career homeruns for Westminster softball with 10. The Red Devils turned around and scored off a RBI single in the top of second. The game was scoreless until the Red Devils scored off a RBI double in the top of the sixth, taking the 2-1 lead.
The Blue Jays headed into the bottom of the seventh needing to tie the game. An error by the Red Devils' second baseman put junior Becca Rose on first base. Rose was able to advance to third off a sac bunt and a wild pitch. Jones came through for the Blue Jays, singling up the middle, scoring Rose and grabbing the RBI.
The Blue Jays were not able to score again and the game headed into extra innings. Eureka started off the eighth inning with a single, advancing the placed runner on second to third. The number four batter stepped to the plate with one out and flied out to center field, but scored the placed runner.
The Blue Jays ended the innings and headed into the bottom of the eighth down 2-3. Junior Emily Kesel was placed on second with senior Talisha Washington up to bat. Washington reached first off a bunt, moving Kesel to third. Junior Rai'an Harris then stepped up to the plate and cracked a double to centerfield, scoring Kesel and Washington and winning the game 4-3.
The Blue Jays had six hits. Jones went 2-for-3 from the plate, leading for the Blue Jays. She also collected two of the Blue Jays' four RBI. Harris had the other two RBI from her double in the bottom of the eighth. Junior Brittany Lee was credited with the win, pitching eight innings and striking out 14. The Red Devils scored the first two runs of game two in the top of the third inning off a home run to center field. Kesel singled in Jones in the bottom of the third, putting the Blue Jays first numbers on the board. Eureka pulled the 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth when they scored another run.
The Blue Jays got two runners on base in the bottom of the fifth. Freshman Shelby Meyer stepped up to the plate with two outs in the inning and hit a single to right center field. Harris and Washington scored, tying the game at 3-3. The Blue Jays were not able to score again in the innings and two were left on base. The Blue Jays held the Red Devils from scoring in the sixth and seventh innings, and heading into the bottom of the seventh the game was still tied. The Red Devils committed two errors in the seventh to score pinch runner Claire Gibby and ending the game with a 4-3 Blue Jays' win.
Lee (10-4) also pitched game two and was credited with the game win. She faced 34 batters and struck out five. Meyer led the Blue Jays from the plate, going 2-for-3.
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