Softball Falls to No. 10 Emory, 8-0, in UAA Opener
Altamonte Springs, Fla., March 10, 2011 – No. 10 ranked Emory University had 10 hits and blasted four home runs in a 8-0 victory over the Washington University in St. Louis softball team on Thursday afternoon in the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship held in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Emory, which is off to its best start in school history with a 16-0 mark, jumped on Washington U. in the first inning following a two-run home run by Megan Light. A two-RBI single by Claire Bailey pushed the lead to 4-0 in the second, as sophomore pitcher Kathy Peter lasted just two innings allowing four hits and four earned runs.
Three more runs in the third inning by Emory extended the lead to 7-0. Light drilled a two-run home run off senior Claire Voris, and then Jessica Thomas homered on the next pitch for the seventh run of the game. Thomas added her NCAA Division III-leading sixth home run of the year in the fifth inning to make it an 8-0. Voris tossed three innings and allowed six hits and four earned runs.
Washington U. was limited to three hits in the loss, and threatened once in the five innings The Bears had runners on second and third with one out in the fourth, but Bridget Holloway got Voris and freshman Maggie Mullen on check swing ground outs. Holloway improved to 8-0 allowing three hits and striking out three.
Washington University (3-3-1) continues to play in the UAA Championship with a pair of games on Friday, March 11. The Bears take on the University of Rochester at 10 a.m. (ET), followed by a 12:30 p.m. (ET) contest against Brandeis University.