Kissimmee, Florida - The Husson University Eagles softball team swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in the 2012 Rebel Games. The Eagles defeated Emmanuel College 12-3 in game one, before beating Catholic University 2-0 in the second game of the afternoon. The Eagles improve to 2-2 on the season.
In game one, Emmanuel got off to a quick start with a run in the first inning as sophomore shortstop Julia Levins led off the game by drawing a walk and came around to score on a two-out RBI single to left by senior catcher Kristen Landers.
The Eagles answered with six runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a 6-1 lead. Junior right fielder Courtney Hill led off with a bunt single before stealing second and third and would score on an overthrow during her second steal to even the score at 1-1. Senior Nicole Sargent hit an RBI single scoring Brianna Webster to make it 2-1, and the Eagles never looked back. All six runs the Eagles scored were unearned due to a pair of miscues early in the inning by the Saints.
The Saints would get one back in the third as Levins led off the inning with a double down the left field line before moving over to third on a sacrifice bunt by freshman second baseman Catherine Bergeron. Levins came into score on a wild pitch to make it 7-2.
The Eagles would add to their lead in the bottom of the third with three more runs on four hits. Ashley Smith would get things started with a triple to the left field fence, and came around to score on an RBI bunt single by Hill. Sargent hit an RBI single in the second base hole scoring Hill to make it 9-2. Husson added another unearned run giving them a 10-2 lead.
The Eagles finished the game with 12 hits. Smith went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, Hill was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Victoria Overlock finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored an RBI and a walk.
The Saints only managed to get four hits all day. Levin went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a walk and Kristen Landers was 1-for-2 with with an RBI and a walk.
Kody Lyon notched the win hurling five innings of four hit ball, allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts. Junior Kelly Lloid was the tough luck loser for the Saints, she allowed five unearned runs in the first inning, recording just one out before getting the hook.
In game two, the game was scoreless going into the bottom of the sixth when the Eagles grabbed two runs to take a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles played small ball to plate their first run. Kelsey Livermore walked to start the bottom of the sixth and Nicole Sargent’s sacrifice bunt advanced pinch runner Kayla Merrill to second. Overlock had an RBI double scoring Merill to give Eagles a 1-0 lead. Husson added an unearned run for their second run.
Kayla Merill went the distance for the Eagles scattering six hits, one walk and strikeout three, earning the victory. Kerri Apicella took the hill for the Saints giving up six hits, one run, three walks, and a strikeout in her second loss of the season.
Both teams finished with six hits on the afternoon. Amy Laughner lead the saints going 3-for-4 at the plate while Rose Shaver went 2-for-3 in the loss. Victoria Overlock lead the Eagles going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Heidi Shaw, Courtney Hill, Brianna Webster, Jessica Poulin and Deb Colpitts all had one hit for Husson.
The Eagles play a doubleheader Thursday at Oren Brown Park against Waynesburg and Thomas More at 9.a.m. and 1 p.m.