Tartans Split Action with Emory, Celebrate Seniors
(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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Tartans and Eagles will conclude the season with a 12:00 p.m. game on Sunday, April 23.