Evan Underwood, Sports Writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry College Softball Team (5-1, 0-0 ODAC) split its doubleheader with Meredith College Saturday afternoon on the road. The Avenging Angels took game one, 9-0, in five innings while the Wasps earned their own shutout, 7-0, in the nightcap.
Freshman pitcher Cameron Der threw a no-hitter in game two, fanning 11 batters. It was the first no-hitter by an Emory & Henry pitcher since Brandy Bryant accomplished the feat against Penn State-Fayette on March 2, 2013.
In game one Meredith took the 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first, led by a grand slam by Maria Annunziata and a solo shot by Eran Artigues. The Avenging Angels added three in the second on a double by Julia Allsbrook for the 9-0 final. The Wasps were unable to get their offense going as only four batters reached base in the game. Meredith’s Taylor Jackson earned the win, allowing only two hits and two walks over five innings with three strikeouts. Sophomore Tiffany Cole suffered the loss, falling to 2-1 on the season.
In the second game of the series E&H jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second. In the top of the sixth, the Wasps scored two runs, which was highlighted by freshman Kendall Varners first collegiate home run. Derr got the no-hit win while Myah Morse suffered the loss, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks in 1.2 innings of work.
Emory & Henry will return home this weekend to host the third annual Emory & Henry Invitational. The Wasps will host eight games over the span of two days as Case Western Reserve University, Marietta College and Susquehanna University will visit E&H for the round-robin event.