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Emory Closes Out Series At CWRU

Emory Closes Out Series At CWRU

From Emory University Athletics

The Emory softball team wrapped up its opening weekend of University Athletic Association action against Case Western on Saturday.

In a resumption of a contest that was suspended on Friday because of darkness, Emory finished with a 7-0 victory. Following that outcome, the Eagles hammered out a 15-3 decision over the Spartans in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. However, in the finale, CWRU salvaged a split in the four-game series with a 5-4 come-from-behind triumph. Emory is 17-9 in overall play, 2-2 in the UAA, while Case Western is 9-7 overall (2-2 UAA).

 Before the game was suspended, the starting pitchers, Sami Feller of Emory and Katie Dzierwa of CWRU hang goose eggs through the first four innings.
** Junior Janelle Turnquest homers twice for the Eagles, her second and third of the year.
 Emory breaks loose for five runs in the top of the fifth, with sophomore Cassie Baca knocking in the first tally with a one-out double that plates Herrmann, who led off the frame with a walk and then got to third base following a sacrifice by Kinsey Glasgow and a wild pitch.
** After a Taylor Forte single pushed home Bacca, Michael smacks a two-run homer, her third of the year, to give the Eagles a 4-0 edge.
** Sophomore Janelle Turnquest made it back-to-back homers with a solo blast, her second of the year, to close out the scoring in the fifth.   
**Turnquest delivers a solo blast in the top of the seventh while Herrmann stokes a run-producing single to close out the game's scoring
** Feller, making her second collegiate start, tosses all seven innings en route to the shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out four.

** Emory establishes season highs with 15 runs and 15 hits, the fourth straight game it has collected 10 or more safeties.
** Four Eagles register two or more hits including Jessie Michael who goes 4-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs. 
** Janelle Turnquest and Sarah Flanders each knock in three runs and pick up two hits
** Pitcher Sami Feller raises her record to 4-0 after throwing allowing two runs and four hits, while striking out five, over 6 1/3 innings.
** Holding a 3-0 lead, Emory tacks up pair up in the third frame when a two-bagger by Turnquest moved Michael to third, whereupon she scampered home on a Case error. Turnquest then scored when Flanders came through with a two-out double
** The Eagles blow the game open with a four-run, fourth inning that is highlighted by a two-run homer by Turnquest.
** The Eagles take advantage of three Spartans errors in the top of the seventh, crossing the plate seven times. Ashley Powers leads off the frame with a solo homer, her second of the season.  Later in the inning, Flanders doubles for the second time, scoring Lana Herrmann and Jessie Michael.

** Case Western's Annie Wennerberg's leadoff homer in the bottom of the seventh snapped a 4-4 tie and gave the Spartans the come-from-behind win.
** Emory scores three runs in the top of the first before its first batter is retired. A walk to Cassie Bacca followed by a Taylor Forte single, which extends her hitting streak to seven games, sets the stage for a three-run homer by Jessie Michael, her fourth of the campaign and third in the series. Michael has driven in two or more runs on eight occasions this year.

** After Case got on the board in the bottom of the third, Emory answered with a run as a one-out double by Powers scored Sam Vincent who led off with a single and then advanced on a sacrifice bunt.
** Case scraps back to knot the score with a three-run fifth inning, the last two runs crossing the plate as a result of a double steal and a wild pitch.
** Emory pitcher Brittany File, who came on in relief, was saddled with the setback, her fourth in 11 decisions.
** Forte and Michael combine for four of Emory's six hits.
** Michael has a huge series against the Spartans, hitting .529 (9 of 17) with 13 RBIs and seven runs scored.
** Forte hits .642 (9 of 14) and scores five runs.
** Cassie Baca has scored at least one run in her last eight games.