Records: Emerson College (10-7, 1-2 NEWMAC); Wellesley Blue (4-5, 0-1 NEWMAC)
Score: Emerson 8, Wellesley 6
Pitching Decision: W: Neely Eddleston (6-2) l L: Sydney Hopper (3-3)
Location: Wellesley, Mass.
Date: Friday, March 29th, 2019
The Lead: The Emerson Lions Softball Team took the first game of a doubleheader against the Wellesley blue n Friday behind a Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) home run, before the second game was called due to inclement weather.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Kallista Leonardos hit her third home run of the season, with three RBIs on the day.
- Alena Jones drove in two runs while Lindsey Lowe, Lexi Semanchik, and Calli Pratt each drove in one.
- Neely Eddleston earned the win by scattering six hits over 6.1 inning pitched and sticking out one batter.
- Sydney Hopper took the loss, allowing seven hits and striking out four batters.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson took an early lead in the first inning, scoring their first run on a Lowe single that brought home Kuczkowski. Alena Jones followed it up with a single of her own, plating two more Lions and giving Emerson a 3-0 lead.
- Wellesley scored the next six runs, spreading them out over the second, third, and fourth innings.
- Brittingh drove in two runs, one on a double in the third to knot the score at three.
- The Lions roared acbk in the fifth, scoring five runs. A Leonardos three run home run gave knotted the score at six.
- Later in the inning, a Lexi Semanchik double brought home Jones and a Call Pratt single plated Semanchik, giving Emerson the 8-6 lead.
- Emerson held the lead, taking the game 8-6.
- The second game of the doubleheader was called due to inclement weather, no make-up date has been announced.
- The Lions get back in action on Saturday when they travel to take on Springfield at 1:00pm.
- Wellesley welcomes Babson in a NEWMAC battle on Saturday at 12:00pm.