Women Pound 22 Hits In Doubleheader Sweep

Lisa Lee had three doubles and a triple in the sweep of York.
Lisa Lee had three doubles and a triple in the sweep of York.

EMU's softball women got busy building another winning streak Sunday, taking apart the York (Pa.) Spartans.  The Lady Royals had 11 hits in each game of the two-game sweep.

EMU 13, York 1
After a disappointing split against Mary Washington on Saturday, the women got their bats going quickly in their home opener.  Lisa Lee (Buckingham, VA/Buckingham County) led off with a double and the hit parade started.  The Lady Royals put together five hits, including a three-run homer from Sara Jenkins (Stanley, VA/Page County).

Molly Smith (Elkton, VA/Spotswood) drove out a two-run blast to start an eight-run second.  EMU put together five hits with three walks and closed out their second big inning with back-to-back sacrifice flies to push the lead to 13-0.

The women left the bases loaded in the third, but it didn't matter as the Spartans only managed one run in the mercy-shortened game.

Eastern Mennonite had 11 hits and eight walks in their four at-bats.  Jenkins finished 3-3 with her second homerun.  The junior scored twice and had four RBIs.  Brooke Hensley was 2-3 (Elkton, VA/Spotswood) with two runs and an RBI.

Courtney Allman (Mt. Solon, VA/Fort Defiance), Jordan Aylor (Madison, VA/Madison County) and Rasheeda Crews (Brookneal, VA/William Campbell) each scored twice as well.

Lee threw the complete game to improve to 6-1.  She scattered four hits and struck out two.

EMU 5, York 2
The Spartans got on board in their first at-bat in game two, putting together a pair of hits to go ahead 1-0.

The Lady Royals batted around in the third and took the lead with four two-out runs.  Smith and Jenkins each hit RBI singles, and Crews added a two-run single.

York scored a run in the fourth, but EMU got it back in the fifth when Allman lofted a leadoff homerun over the left field fence to make it 5-2.

The visitors threatened in the sixth, but had a runner thrown out at home to end the inning.  The Spartans got a two-out single in the seventh, but Aylor threw her third consecutive scoreless frame in relief to preserve the three-run win.

Smith started in the circle and pitched four innings to improve to 4-0.  Aylor earned her first save with three innings of work.

Lee was 3-4 from the plate to lead an 11-hit attack.  She hit two doubles and a triple while scoring one run.  Allman hit her team-best fifth homer of the year and finished 2-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Crews was 2-3 with a pair of RBIs and Jenkins also had a pair of hits with one RBI.

Eastern Mennonite is now 14-2 and continues their homestand with Hood on Tuesday.  First pitch from Gehman Field is 3:00pm.