Johnson Records 100th Hit in Setback to Emory
(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University softball team hosted Emory University on Thursday, April 20 for game one of a four-game series, falling 7-3 to the Eagles after a sixth-inning burst by the visitors. The Tartans are now 4-13 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) and 14-21 overall while the Eagles jump to 6-10 in the league and 16-19.
How it Happened
- The Tartans put one run across the board in the bottom of the first inning after sophomore Libby Eichberger led off with a single down the left field line and advanced to second on a passed ball before scoring on a single to center field by freshman Kira Monji.
- Monji then singled in two more runs in the bottom of the second inning to give the Tartans a 3-0 lead. Freshman Kyr Brenneman and junior Erika Heffernen scored with Heffernen reaching on a bunt single and both advancing a base on Eichberger's second single of the game.
- The Eagles picked up a run on a sacrifice fly in the third inning but broke the game open with six runs in the sixth inning off five hits and two errors.
- Senior Piper Johnson collected her 100th career hit in the bottom of the sixth inning but was stranded at first base.
- Eichberger, Heffernen, and Monji each collected two hits and have five-game hitting streaks
The four-game series will continue with a doubleheader on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.