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Softball Remains Undefeated With Two More Wins

katrina martin waits for the pitch

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Bridgewater College softball remains undefeated on the year as the Eagles took down Defiance 10-6 and Dominican 3-0 on day one of their week in Florida.

Game One - Bridgewater 10, Defiance 6

The Eagles got things started early in the first as freshman Sarah Wimer hit a 2 RBI single to put Bridgewater up 2-0.

Defiance answered quickly with a Emma Perry home run in the bottom of the first to bring Yellow Jackets within one. In what would end up being a home run fest, Carlita Tibbs led off with one of her own in the top of the second to put the Eagles up 3-1.

Kalin Hubble and Makenzie Wilson brought in two more home runs for Defiance in the bottom of the second to even the score at 3-3.

After singles from Kaitlyn Tirona and Katrina Martin in the bottom of the third, Sydney Layman was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Tibbs. The senior would be walked, bringing in Tirona for another run and leaving the bases loaded for Carolyn Campbell. The senior singled up the middle to send Martin home, giving Bridgewater a 6-3 lead heading into the bottom of the third.

The Eagles scored two unearned runs in the fifth after a pitching error and a wild pitch from the Yellow Jackets. Defiance would answer with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, making the score 8-6.

Martin got in on the homer action with a 2 RBI home run in the top of the sixth for what would be the final run of the game. The sophomore led the Eagles with three hits and two RBIs. Wimer, Tibbs, and Campbell all added two RBIs.

Campbell earned her second win of the season after pitching five innings. Emily Clifford did not allow a run in her two innings pitched.

Game Two - Bridgewater 3, Dominican (Ill.) 0

Bridgewater used a strong third inning to propel them to victory in their second game of the day.

Senior Lindsey Talley led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. With Talley at second, Martin hit her second home run of the day to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage.

Later that inning, Brooke Louden was walked and advanced to second on a Torie Shifflett single. Louden would score on a Katie Merhout RBI to put Bridgewater up 3-0.

The Eagles held on for the win and did not allow the Stars to score any runs in the 3-0 final.

Brooke Louden earned her second win of the season after pitching all seven innings. She threw 62 strikes on 93 pitches while only allowing three hits for a fantastic outing from the mound.

Bridgewater, now 4-0, has a quick turn around as they face St. Vincent tomorrow at 9:15 followed by a 1:45 start against Lebanon Valley.