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Fifth Inning Frenzy Leads Softball Past Wellesley

Fifth Inning Frenzy Leads Softball Past Wellesley


Score: Emerson 3, Wellesley 2

Records: Emerson Lions (15-16, 5-9) ; Wellesley Blue (7-13-2, 3-8-1)

Pitching Decision: W: Neely Eddleston (9-7) ; L: Hayley Moniz (2-4) 

Date: April 17th, 2019

Location: Wellesley, Mass. 

The Lead: Kallista Leonardos (El Granada, Calif.) launched a two run home un to complete a three run fifth inning for the Lions, leading Emerson to the sweep of Wellesley in the make up of the postponed second leg of a doubleheader.


  • Neely Eddleston earned her ninth win of the season, scattering nine hits over the complete game.  She allowed two earned runs and struck out one batter.
  • Leonardos home run was her sixth of the season, and she had two RBIs.
  • The Lions had eight hits, from eight different players.
  • Three players had two hits for the Blue who totaled nine.
  • Haley Moniz took the loss, pitching 5.1 innings in relief and allowing three runs.


  • Wellesley opened the scoring, with Autumn Brown bringing home Gen Brittingham in the bottom of the fourth inning on a triple.
  • The Lions answered right away in the top of the fifth inning, with Lindsey Lowe (Porter Ranch, Calif.) coming around to score on a throwing error off a single from Marisa DeFranco (Great Falls, Va.).
  • Leonardos launched her homer in the next at bat, bringing home DeFrnaco and giving the Lions a 3-1 lead.
  • Wellesley's comeback fell short after they got one run back in the bottom of the seventh.  The Blue threatened but Eddleston held on for the win.


  • Emerson continues its NEWMAC season on Friday when they welcome the Clark Cougars to Rotch Field at 3:00pm for a doubleheader.