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Tartans Split Action with Emory, Celebrate Seniors

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(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University softball team hosted Emory University on Friday, April 21 for a doubleheader with the Tartans earning a 7-2 victory in game one before falling 6-4 in game two. The Tartans are now 15-22 overall and 5-14 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Eagles move to 17-20 and 7-11 in the league.

Game 1

  • The Tartans scored first and led 5-2 after three innings before scoring two additional runs in the fourth inning for the 7-2 win.
  • Senior Piper Johnson had three hits and three RBIs while junior Erika Heffernen and sophomore Libby Eichberger each collected two hits.
  • Sophomore Abbey Reese had a triple that scored two runs in the third inning and then scored on a single by senior Emily Finger.
  • The first run by the Tartans was scored when junior Kiera Boucher walked, stole second, advanced to third on a fielding error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Johnson.
  • Boucher stole two bases in the game.
  • Amanda Smith earned her ninth win of the season with six strikeouts and now holds the season win record.

Game 2

  • Freshmen Kira Monji and Koko Sagae each had two hits in the game with Heffernen recording two RBIs.
  • Emory led 3-0 before Eichberger grounded out to first, scoring sophomore Faith Lawrence who led off the third inning with a triple.
  • The Tartans' second run came when Sagae singled to center field to score Boucher from second after she was hit by a pitch and then stole second.
  • Trailing 6-2 going into their last at bat, sophomore Olivia Van Zandt led off with a pinch-hit single for the Tartans. After sophomore Allie Rome reached on an error, Heffernen singled to center field to score to runners with one out.
  • With two outs and a runner on first, the Eagles were able to make a defensive play to end the game.


  • Boucher became the season steals leader with her 21st stolen base in game two, topping Emily Song's 20 set in 2022
  • Boucher now holds the season runs scored record with 29, topping 28 by Emily Song in 2022 and 2019.
  • Johnson is now second all-time in hits with 103 and second all-time in doubles with 17.

Up Next

The Tartans and Eagles will conclude the season with a 12:00 p.m. game on Sunday, April 23.