Emory Keeps Up Winning Ways At UAA Championships; Eagles Share UAA Lead

Emory Keeps Up Winning Ways At UAA Championships; Eagles Share UAA Lead

From Emory University Athletics

The Emory softball team raised its winning streak to six games after capturing a pair of Saturday contests at the University Athletic Association Championships.  The No. 8-ranked Eagles opened with a 9-5 triumph over No. 23 Washington University before registering an eight-inning, 5-4 decision over Brandeis.  Emory is now 17-2 overall, 7-2 in conference play.

Emory 5, Brandeis 4 (8 inn.) – Freshman Ashley Powers' third RBI of the game, a double to right field scores sophomore Amy Wray with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth … Wray opened the eighth inning reaching base following a BU fielding error … Powers closed out the game with a 2-for-3 showing in the batter's box that included a two-run homer, her fourth of the season, that highlighted a three-run fourth inning that gave the Eagles a 4-0 edge … Emory scored first when junior Hannah Sendel blasts a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the first … Junior Alyssa Pollard singles twice to raise her hitting streak to 18 games … Pitcher Sydney Carpenter records the win, her 10th in as many decisions, after hurling 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief.

Emory 9, Washington University 5 – Four Eagles collect two or more hits as they rap out 12 safeties in the win … Sophomore Tara Fallahee goes 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs while Amy Wray hits safely twice in three trips to the plate and knocks in a pair a runs … Alyssa Pollard and senior Micah Scharff each score two runs … Emory holds a 2-0 lead before adding a pair in the top of the fifth with Wray coming through with a run-producing single and Ashley Powers contributing a sacrifice fly … After the Bears score their first run in the bottom of the fifth, Emory answers with a run in the top of the sixth after Pollard delivers a one-out single and eventually scores on a Fallahee single … Emory adds some insurance in the seventh by pushing four runs across the plate with Scharff recording a sacrifice fly and Wray a RBI single … Junior Sydney Carpenter boosts her record to 9-0 in the circle, tossing 6 1/3 innings and giving up three runs, seven hits while fanning three.