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Emory Softball Edges CWRU -- Ties for First Place At UAA Championships

Emory Softball Edges CWRU -- Ties for First Place At UAA Championships

From Emory University Athletics

Senior Ally Kersthold's single in the bottom in the eighth inning scored Alyssa Pollard with the gane-winning run against Case Western in the final contest of the UAA Championships, allowing the Eagles to share for a piece of the league crown.  The 4-3 decision over the Spartans upped Emory's overall record to 25-3, 5-3 in the conference.  The Eagles share first place with both Washington University and Case Western.

Freshman Tara Fallahee, Kersthold and senior Lauren Gordodetsky all hit safely twice with Fallahee hitting a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the first that tied the game at 1-1.  The Eagles tacked up two more runs in their half of the second when junior Moira Sullivan hit solo homer, which was later followed by a two-base hit by Gorodetsky that scored Taylor Forte.  Emory stretched its lead to 4-1 in the third when, after the first two batters were retired, senior Megan Light doubled and then scored on a single by Micah Scharff.  

The Spartans battled back to tie the game with a three-run sixth that was keyed by a two-run single by Gena Roberts.  In Emory's half of the eighth, Pollard led off with a walk, them scampered to second when Gordodetsky doubled, setting the stage for Kersthold's game winner.