Eagles Take on Emory Next
SALISBURY, Md. --- The Bridgewater College
Eagles stayed alive in the NCAA softball tournament Saturday
morning by eliminating Lynchburg College at Salisbury
The Eagles took control with three runs in the bottom of the second innings. Lauren Childress led off the inning with a double and scored on a two-out single by Leah Cossentino. Hillary Rees then belted a two-run homer to left to put BC on top 3-0.
Bridgewater added another run in the fourth when Rees singled and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Rees took third on a groundout and scored on Emily Morris' single, making the score 4-0.
BC starter Ashley Gills dominated the Hornets over the first five innings, allowing just two hits.
In the sixth, the Hornets mounted a rally when Lauren Duguay reached on an error and Brittany Allsop singled. Audra Della Rosa's bunt single scored Duguay for Lynchburg's first run. Tara Campbell then grounded into a double play, but Allsop scored from third, making the score 4-2.
Gills then retired the Hornets in order in the seventh to close out the victory. Gills, now 15-4 on the season, allowed just four hits and one earned run. She struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Rees was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs to lead the offense. Morris was 2-for-4 with one run batted in and Cossentino was 1-for-2 with one run batted in.
With the victory, the Eagles, now 35-10, advance to a Saturday afternoon matchup against Emory University. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Emory defeated the Eagles in both ends of a doubleheader during the regular season, winning 1-0 and 5-2.
This release is courtesy of the Bridgewater College sports information department.