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Emory Rallies For Win Over Messiah

Emory Rallies For Win Over Messiah

From Emory University Athletics

The Emory softball team opened play at the William Peace Triangle Classic on Saturday morning with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Messiah College. The No. 11- ranked Eagles raised their record to 6-3 following a 2-1 decision over the No. 3 Falcons who slipped to 2-1.

Sophomore Lana Herrmann provided the heroics with a two-out walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh that scored Cassie Baca from second. Baca had opened the frame with a single and then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ashley Powers. Baca collected two Emory's five hits in the contest. Emory trailed by a 1-0 margin before knotting the score in the bottom of the sixth. 

Freshman Jessie Michael led off the inning with a two-bagger before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by Taylor Forte. Sophomore Jenna Wilson was then inserted as a pinch runner where she eventually scored as a result of a fielder's choice. 

Senior pitcher Brittany File pocketed her fourth win in five decisions, tossing all seven innings and allowing just four hits and striking out 10.