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No. 12 Emory Softball Notches Doubleheader Sweep Of Agnes Scott College

No. 12 Emory Softball Notches Doubleheader Sweep Of Agnes Scott College

From Emory University Athletics

The Emory softball team returned to action Thursday afternoon and emerged with a sweep of a home doubleheader against intra-city foe Agnes Scott College. The No. 12-ranked  Eagles claimed the first contest by an 8-1 margin before capturing a five-inning, 9-1 triumph in the finale. Emory now stands 28-4 on the season while the Scotties fell to 6-20.

Emory 9, Agnes Scott 1 (5 inn.) – Juniors Melody Carter and Alyssa Pollard each go 2-for-3 at the plate and score three times while freshman Janelle Turnquest hits safely twice while knocking in three runs … Trailing, 1-0, Emory scores four runs without the aid of a hit in the bottom of the second with bases-loaded walks to Brianna Berceau, Taylor Forte and Micah Scharff all forcing runs in while a sacrifice fly by Hannah Sendel accounts for the other run … Turnquest records her first two ribbies with a one-out single in the third inning as the Eagles tack three more runs on the board … Turnquest singles in Melody Carter in the bottom of the fourth and works a double steal with Pollard that sees the latter score the final run of the game … Sophomore pitcher Brittany File notches her 12th win of the season in 15 decisions, tossing the first four innings, striking out four, while freshman Jacky Farrow hurls the final inning … The win boosts the Eagles' home record to 17-1.

Emory 8, Agnes Scott 1 – Melody Carter comes through with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate to highlight Emory's 13-hit attack … Facing a 1-0 deficit, Carter delivers a grand slam, her third round tripper of the season, in the bottom of the third that stakes Emory to a 4-1 advantage … The Eagles add for more runs the following frame, the first coming as a result of back-to-back triples by Raygan Greer and Taylor Forte … After a Sendel sacrifice fly scores Forte, Janelle Turnquest singles in Tara Fallahe while a walk to Gracie Taber later in the inning pushes in Ashley Powers across the plate …  Junior Sydney Carpenter racks up her 15th win in the circle,  allowing just three hits over five innings and striking out five.